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Analysis: Updates

CNN reported the story about the attacks at the U.S. Embassy on Thursday, with an update on Sunday.

The Thursday article lays out the facts as they were known at that point: what happened, who was involved, specific numbers as they were available, a few statements from U.S. and Serbian officials, response elsewhere in the country, and a little background information about Kosovo's independence.

The second story advances the news by telling the reader what happened to the protesters--the Serbian government arrested 200 people involved in the riots. The story also talks about more violence in the region, summarizes what the Thursday article reported, and reports the state of the embassies and consulates in the region after the violence.

The update is helpful because it fills in the gaps that the Thursday article wasn't able to provide and satisfies the reader's curiosity about the aftermath of the incidents.