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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

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  • 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."

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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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