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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:
- The U.N. General Assembly continues its annual meeting in New York. U.S. President Barack Obama took the stage before world leaders from 120 nations. But most of his comments were geared towards the few countries in the Middle East and Africa where protests and violence have resulted from an anti-Islamic video clip.
[1:12] “I know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws. Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech."
- As the presidential election draws closer – just six weeks away – the effort to get out the vote is intensifying. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held voter registration drives around the country today urging people to register in time to vote in November. Congressman David Scott of Georgia made the case in Atlanta.
[5:30] "...vote and register to vote and vote like you never voted before because we have something to vote for."
- You may be ready for some football, but are the NFL's replacement referees? That's the question a lot of people are asking today after a controversial call – which the NFL says will stand – cost the Greenbay Packers a win against the Seattle Seahawks Monday. A lot of people are weighing in including the president who tweeted today:
[11:35] "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. –bo."