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CNN Radio News Day: September 20, 2012
A memorial service in Tripoli, Libya for U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans killed last week
September 20th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 20, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • A memorial service was held in Tripoli, Libya today to honor the victims of last week's attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.  Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. The attack has now been officially deemed an act of terrorism.  Former CIA officer Robert Baer worries Stevens may have been under protected:

[2:47] "This is standard protocol for the State Department. When there's a threat, especially to an ambassador, they're pulled out, moved, or security, heavy security, is sent in.  The chain of command in this broke down."

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The quest to reform the paparazzi
The paparazzi camp out at venues around Los Angeles hoping to catch celebrities out on the town.
September 20th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

The quest to reform the paparazzi

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) – A French court has leveled fines and penalties on the French Magazine ‘Closer’ for publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

However, a former bodyguard says it doesn't do enough to curb bad paparazzi behavior.

[:35] “It’s one of the lowest forms of employment I’ve ever seen, personally,” said Sean Burke.

Burke, who worked as security for many high-profile celebrities, founded The Paparazzi Reform Initiative and is responsible for helping to enact several paparazzi laws.

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Exposing the medical 'code of silence'
Dr. Marty Makary (second from right) speaks with colleagues at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
September 20th, 2012
09:38 AM ET

Exposing the medical 'code of silence'

By Libby Lewis, CNN

(CNN) – Marty Makary’s new book “Unaccountable” leaves you with an unsettling view: if you wind up in the emergency room needing surgery – or even if you choose a doctor or a hospital for your surgery – it can amount to Russian roulette.

You might get good care. You might even get great care. Or you might get the doctor or the hospital that's a loaded gun with the safety off.

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