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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
- Many of Syria's rebels are ordinary people who've been forced by war to do extraordinary things. CNN's Arwa Damon brings us the story of a 17-year-old in Aleppo who risks his life in an attempt to save a complete stranger shot by a sniper:
"Her rescuer is not a relative, nor a neighbor. He's never met her. Abdullah Khader Feehan is just 17 - he knew he had to save the woman, or die trying."
- There's still no solution to the fiscal cliff situation, but it's not for a lack of ideas. In fact, there is one big money idea that economists say is a no brainer. And they say it won't be very painful. But Elaine Hughes, National Secretary for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, disagrees:
"Perhaps you would not feel it so much over the next year or two but over the long-term is when it's really going to hurt."
- By 2014 when the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is fully implemented, a lot of newly-insured Americans will be vying for the attention of a dwindling supply of doctors. Debbie Polaski, who manages CVS's chain of Minute Clinics in Los Angeles, believes nurse practitioners will help take up the slack:
"We're going to be seeing millions upon millions of people who have insurance through this Affordable Care Act and will be in need of doctors."
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