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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
- Mexico's president-elect had a brief meeting with President Obama Tuesday at the White House. He doesn't officially take office until Saturday, but Enrique Pena Nieto is setting his agenda, which includes much more than the war on drugs. Christopher Wilson with the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center says this is the perfect time to move the U.S-Mexico relationship beyond the violence:
"It is important to note that violence is down a little bit and stabilized sort of over the last year and has now fallen in 2012."
- U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning took the stand for the first time Tuesday since being locked-up more than two years ago. He's the soldier accused of leaking the largest cache of classified documents in U.S. history known as Wikileaks. In court Tuesday, his lawyers were trying to get 22 charges against Manning thrown out. CNN.COM writer Ashley Fantz has been covering the story since it broke two years ago. She says Manning's supporters call him merely a whistleblower, and not an enemy of the state:
"What was he blowing the whistle on? That we had units working in Iraq that the American public didn't know about? Is that bad? Do you think that's bad? Should the American public know about that?"
- The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday filed what it calls a first-of-its-kind lawsuit. It takes aim at a so-called conversion therapy center in New Jersey which claims to help gay people who want to become straight. The lawsuit was filed under the state's Consumer Fraud Act. Attorney Christine Sun says victims were taken advantage of:
"Conversion therapy is nothing more than junk science, that leaves people feeling ashamed of who they are, and believing they need to fix something that isn't broken."
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