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CNN Radio News Day: October 18, 2012
Police stand in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on October 17, 2012 in New York City.
October 18th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 18, 2012

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • A Bangladeshi man is behind bars in the United States accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was in the U.S. on a student visa.  Prosecutors say he was motivated by al Qaeda.   The terrorist plot was thwarted, thanks to an undercover sting operation. CNN anchor and reporter Ali Velshi says there are always some who raise questions about FBI entrapment:

"They let him go all the way to thinking he was detonating a bomb.  If that turns out to be true, the charges that one would face and the evidence against you – where you're about to push the button – is very different than the evidence that would be laid against you if you were calling to purchase the button.  So I think it's key...  that they say he was willing to go through with it until the end." FULL POST

Wikiloot aims to ‘de-loot’ American museums
A statue of a horse and an Egyptian sarcophagus are amongst the $2.5 million worth of antiquities tied the New York smuggling ring Mousa Khouli has been convicted of operating.
October 18th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Wikiloot aims to ‘de-loot’ American museums

By Tommy Andres, CNN

(CNN) – Next time you walk into an ancient art museum, think about this:

[1:12] “A surprising number of objects on display at local museums near you passed through this black market at some point.”

Jason Felch is the brains behind a new project called Wikiloot, and the black market he’s talking about is a complicated network of excavators, thieves, smugglers and middle men who have been supplying ancient art to museums and collectors around the world for decades.

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Black voters wary, supportive of Obama
Angela Collins struggles with her business and her disappointment with President Obama.
October 18th, 2012
12:14 PM ET

Black voters wary, supportive of Obama

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) - “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" That commonly-asked question of  modern presidential elections is being answered in the negative by some African-Americans.

[:54] “The last four years for me, have been difficult. They’ve been hard.”

Angela Collins is a mother of six. She has a 12-year-old and a 16 year-old still at home, two more kids in college and two grown kids out on their own.

Collins is a hairdresser at a salon called, Hairitage, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Inglewood.

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