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CNN Radio News Day: October 10, 2012
State Department official Charlene Lamb taking questions during a congressional hearing on the attack at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
October 10th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 10, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • On Capitol Hill today a congressional hearing focused on security failures that led to an "unprecedented" attack that killed an American ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.  The Obama administration is under fire for initially downplaying the cause of the attack.  Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is one of several Democrats who are accusing the Republican Chairman Darryl Issa of playing politics:

"I'm disappointed to say... that although the chairman claims we are pursuing this investigation on a quote 'bipartisan basis' that has simply not been the case."

  • Should race or ethnicity be considered when high school students apply to college?  Today the Supreme Court heard arguments on a case that could change affirmative action as we know it.  CNN's Joe Johns was inside the courtroom listening to the arguments, trying to get a sense of where the justices might come down when the opinion is written:

"What I heard was the justices on the right taking a very critical view, expressing a lot of skepticism about the use of racial preferences in college admissions."

  • This week the greeting card maker Hallmark announced it will close one of its three production plants in Kansas.  One of the reasons?  We just aren't sending as many cards as we used to.  But business etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore says there's still value in written correspondence:

"I do believe that the old-fashioned letter is probably going out of style.  But there is nothing like getting that handwritten note.  There's just something very special about that."

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