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CNN Radio News Day: December 3, 2012
December 3rd, 2012
04:36 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: December 3, 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.

  • A new development  Monday is bolstering Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy's position and helps clear the way for a nationwide vote on a new draft constitution in less than two weeks.  A key judge's group, the Supreme Judicial Council, says it will delegate judges to monitor voting on the referendum December 15th.  That essentially throws support behind Morsy.  But some human rights advocates, like Heba Morayef of Human Rights Watch, say they're concerned about some articles in the draft.

"This constitution does ignore the rights of women.  We see the inclusion of that provision as very problematic, together with the provision on non-discrimination, which no longer lists sex as one of the grounds of discrimination."

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WWJD...about taxes?
December 3rd, 2012
10:28 AM ET

WWJD...about taxes?

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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Washington, DC (CNN) - Dig under the rhetoric over taxes in Washington now, and you’ll find one question: should the wealthy pay more in taxes than other people?

It’s a question that goes back to the Bible. Geoffrey Miller is a law professor at New York University who’s written about taxation in the Bible.

He writes about the Temple Tax, the one God told Moses to impose in Exodus 30. It’s the one where each person, rich and poor, pays half a shekel – for the Temple – and God.

[:48] "The Bible says that’s because you’re redeeming your soul – and everyone’s soul is worth the same amount." FULL POST

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No secrets online
December 3rd, 2012
07:00 AM ET

No secrets online

By Jonathan Binder, CNN

(CNN) – Social networks like Facebook hold the personal information you share with it. But search engines like Google hold your dark secrets you may not have realized your were telling it. All of the websites, the embarrassing searchers, online purchases – Google keeps track of it. Not only is there a record of it, but the U.S. Government and law enforcement agencies have increasingly been asking for that personal data.

[1:54] "The Google Transparency Report is released every six months, and it looks like every six months the U.S. Government has requested a thousand additional pieces of user information from Google," says Heather Kelly, CNN.com Technology writer and producer. FULL POST

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