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CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012
One of thousands of demonstrators in Lebanon stomps on a burning U.S. flag in continuing protests over an anti-Islam film.
September 21st, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Violent protests continued today against a now infamous anti-Muslim film. 15 people were killed in Pakistan even as an increasing number of Muslim leaders called on their fellow believers to quell the violence. In Iran, a little known organization raised the bounty on the head of author Salman Rushdie, whose 1989 novel 'Satanic Verses' was condemned as blasphemous to Islam.  Rushdie told CNN:

[3:55] "What we saw was not so much a spontaneous outpouring of rage as a very carefully manufactured outpouring."

  • Both presidential candidates were on the campaign trail today. President Obama addressed Seniors at the AARP national convention in New Orleans live on a video stream, while at another campaign event in Virginia. He promised Obamacare will not threaten Medicare despite claims to the contrary from Republicans: FULL POST
CNN Profiles: The real David Gergen
David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst and former adviser to US Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.
September 21st, 2012
11:00 AM ET

CNN Profiles: The real David Gergen

By Michael Schulder, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @schuldercnn

(CNN) - I’ve never heard anyone ask CNN’s senior political analyst, David Gergen, about his role in developing one of the most memorable lines ever in a presidential debate.

I've never heard anyone ask him about the message former President Nixon urged him to pass on to the new president Bill Clinton.

Never heard him talk about the pocket of American politics that gives him real hope for our future.

Never heard him talk about his mentors.

Never heard him talk about the growth spurt that killed his baseball dreams – about the pitch that got away.

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The upgrade treadmill
New Yorkers camped out for days to get the iPhone 5.
September 21st, 2012
10:39 AM ET

The upgrade treadmill

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

Editor's note: This story is part of the CNN series, "Our Mobile Society," about how smartphones and tablets have changed the way we live.

(CNN) - The mobile technology evolution has hit a fever pitch in recent years.

It seems every few months, consumers have new or upgraded devices to consider in the marketplace.

In just the last couple of weeks, Apple and Amazon have unveiled their newest and improved gadgets.

And 31-year-old Raymond Fulton can't wait to buy-in:

[:35] "I normally replace every year. I have to. Everything. Sometimes twice a year on the phones."

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