CNN Radio News Day: October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) participate in the second presidential debate
October 17th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 17, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • The second face-to-face match up between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney is over, but questions remain about a couple of key phrases heard at the presidential debate Tuesday night; most notably "act of terror" and "binder full of women. To sort through the semantics we asked our own Jonathan Binder to dig down into the CNN Political Unit's list of the Top 5 Debate Take-aways.

"Our political reporters felt that amid all the sparring it was President Obama with the most stinging jabs. " FULL POST

The ultimate unlike: politics on Facebook
When discussing politics on social networking sites be careful not to harm actual relationships.
October 17th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

The ultimate unlike: politics on Facebook

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

When it comes to politics, maybe social networking sites like Facebook should have a disclaimer. Daniel Post Senning, an etiquette expert and author has heard a number of horror stories.

[3:29] "The repercussions to offline relationships from online behavior are very real."


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Confronting Syria's regime from Chicago
Syrian-Americans and supporters stage a "die-in" demonstration at Millenium Park in downtown Chicago.
October 17th, 2012
10:08 AM ET

Confronting Syria's regime from Chicago

By Nova Safo, CNN

(CNN) – Noura Almasri, 34, had not expected to be working to aid Syrian refugees.

A little more than year ago, she had a job in corporate finance and rarely paid attention to the news. But in March, 2011, Syrians began to protest against their dictator Bashar Al-Assad, and he responded with brutal force.

Almasri, along with others in her Syrian-American community in Chicago, watched with alarm.

Over the last year and a half, they have begun to act. Almasri quit her job, and now works to aid Syrians and to offer a public voice of support for Syrian rebels.



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