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CNN Profiles: The wealthiest coach you've never heard of
After spending many profitable years on Wall Street, college football coach Joe Moglia returned to the job he loves.
November 30th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

CNN Profiles: The wealthiest coach you've never heard of

By Michael Schulder, CNN

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(CNN) - This afternoon – the wealthiest coach you've never heard of will be taking the college football team you've never heard of to a playoff game they were not expected to make.

In fact, given his path in life, it's hard to believe Joe Moglia, at this stage in his life, has finally achieved his dream of being a head coach.

But when you listen to his voice (in the player above) and to the obstacles he has overcome and about the doors he opened for himself despite the fact that, as he put it, he had the wrong "pedigree," you'll know why Coach Moglia can inspire young men on the football field and off. In fact, Moglia's life story provides a lesson for us all in the value of pursuing the things in life you're passionate about - and having the patience to see them through. FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: November 30, 2012
Tens of thousands of Egyptians protest in Cairo’s Tahrir square against a draft constitution. Writing on placard reads 'Morsey is a threat to Egypt.'
November 30th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 30, 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.

  • In Egypt protesters continue to crowd the streets. They are angry about steps taken by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsey last week to expand his power. Today protesters also expressed displeasure with the draft of a new constitution which they view as undermining the rights of women and religious minorities.

Scott MacLeod, Managing Editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs says people are correct to be concerned.  "For example the military can still hold military trials for civilians," MacLeod said "it's putting a band-aid on the old constitution instead of really reforming the old constitution."

FULL POST

Gay marriage's future in California
November 30th, 2012
01:20 PM ET

Gay marriage's future in California

By Jonathan Binder, CNN

(CNN) – The legal battle over same-sex marriage still rages on in California. But a resolution could come soon as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to weigh in on California’s Proposition 8. That legislation aims to amend the state's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

The high court will be considering several petitions dealing with the issue, including Prop 8. The justices could review a lower court ruling declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

[2:51] "If they don't take Proposition 8 for review, then the 9th circuit's decision stands, and the 9th circuit found Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional," says In Session Correspondent Beth Karas.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the group that challenged Prop 8 in court.  The group's Executive Director Adam Umhoefer says this issue goes way beyond California:

[1:12] "Proposition 8 violates the Federal Constitution – this is not about the California state law. Many, many times the Supreme Court looked at marriage and said you can't deny someone this."

Peter Sprigg from the Family Research Council, a group that supports Proposition 8, says it's not about denying anyone the right to get married. However, the issue lies in the definition of marriage:

[1:43] "There is a distinction based on gender complementarity. There is a distinction based on the type of couple where opposite sex couples have the opportunity to marry and same sex couple do not."

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CNN Radio News Day: November 29, 2012
Labour MP Chris Bryant leaves the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre with a copies of the Leveson Inquiry on November 29, 2012 in London, England.
November 29th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 29, 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Britain is in the midst of a fierce debate over government regulation of journalists.  Today  Judge Brian Leveson recommended  that the British press be regulated by an independent group with the legal power to issue fines.  The report was issued by Leveson at the request of  Prime Minister David Cameron.  It was sparked by the phone-hacking scandal the eventually brought down Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.  Leveson cautioned that he is not recommending a new Parliamentary body to regulate the press:

"It is important to be clear what this legislation would not do.  It would not establish a body to regulate the press. That is for the press itself to organize and to do,"  Leveson  told reporters in London. FULL POST

British press react to hacking report
November 29th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

British press react to hacking report

By Nova Safo, CNN

(CNN) - The judge tasked with investigating allegations of phone hacking and other wrongdoing by British press, has released a report saying the industry should create a self-regulating body that is supported by new law and the power to fine. The report by Judge Brian Leveson, while not recommending that Parliament set up a press regulator, nevertheless is being met by controversy and skepticism by journalists in Britain.

Freddy Gray, deputy editor of The Spectator, said his publication opposes any government-controlled regulation, because a free press is vitally important:

[2:01] “The problem with regulating free speech, I don’t need to lecture Americans about, because it’s a fundamental right, it’s not something like the law or being a realtor or something like that. When you’re talking about censoring journalism or trying to control journalism, it’s very different than trying to control another industry.”

Some British newspapers have come out in support of a new self-regulating body, including The Guardian.

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