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CNN Radio News Day: January 31, 2013
Israeli soldiers patrol along the Israel-Lebanon border on January 31, 2103 a day after an overnight Israeli strike in the Lebanon-Syria border area.
January 31st, 2013
05:12 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 31, 2013

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.

  • The crisis in Syria has long since spilled across the country's borders, with an estimated 600,000 Syrians taking refuge in neighboring countries. But the situation in this part of the world had a new twist late Wednesday, after Israeli fighter jets apparently struck a target inside Syria. CNN's Sara Sidner in Jerusalem cites unconfirmed reports from her sources that the strike was on a research facility where large missiles were being converted into smaller weapons for easier transport:

"What Israel and many many countries have been concerned about is that Syria has been handing over some of those weapons, over the border of Lebanon, into the hands of Hezbollah, a sworn enemy of Israel."        FULL POST

January 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET

Migrant plane crash victims get back their names

By Jim Roope, CNN

Follow on Twitter: @JimRoopeCNN

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(CNN) – Sixty-five years ago this week, a plane carrying 32 people crashed in Central California's Los Gatos Canyon, killing all on board.

The dead included the four crew members and 28 Mexican citizens taking part in this nation’s first ‘guest worker’ program. As part of the program, called 'Braceros,' workers were flown in to ply American fields to help ease the US labor shortage caused by World War II. After a few months they would be flown back to Mexico.

Local resident Lisa Junnilla tells how one of those planes didn’t make it back.

[1:19] “...there was an explosion on the plane. And one of the wings fell off. Can you imagine how scary that would have been? And of course, you know, it was not able to fly and it crashed. And it was the pilot and the co-pilot and one of the pilots’ wife was the stewardess on the plane and the plane of course crashed and all those poor people perished. And they actually found some baby clothing in the wreckage but they were never able to find a child. It’s really tragic.”

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CNN Radio News Day: January 30, 2013
Retired Astronaut Mark Kelly (L), husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, shakes the hand of Wayne LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association, after a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill January 30.
January 30th, 2013
04:28 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 30, 2013

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.

  • On Capitol Hill today, lawmakers waded into the bitterly divisive fight over gun control.  It was the first hearing on gun violence in 14 months, and the first since that horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.  It's been 47 days since the tragedy claimed the lives of six adults and 12 children. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre argued against banning high-capacity magazines and extending background checks.  He also defended the Second Amendment, saying Americans need to be able to protect themselves from government:

"If you look at why our founding fathers put it there – they had lived under the tyranny of King George and they wanted to make sure that these free people in this new country would never be subjugated again and have to live under tyranny."        FULL POST

January 30th, 2013
03:01 PM ET

Chuck Hagel's other war

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - There are the anti-Chuck Hagels – and the pro-Chuck Hagels.

The conservative anti-Hagels are having fun with the former Nebraska Senator’s record with classic attack ads. All aimed at the ears of Senators who will vote on his nomination to replace Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary.

From Hagel's passionate criticism of the war in Iraq to his friendship with President Obama – before he became president. His past statements and stances on Iran and Israel and defense spending.

Not to mention, Hagel was affiliated with the anti-nuke groups, Plowshares Fund and Ground Zero. You can bet Hagel will get quite a grilling about all these things at his confirmation hearing Thursday. FULL POST

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January 30th, 2013
11:38 AM ET

From prom to deportation

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

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(CNN) – Even three years after the fact, Fredi Alcazar Dominguez still trembles thinking about his deportation.

[3:35] "They put you on a bus to the border and then at the border they just leave you at your own risk."

Alcazar Dominguez spent five days in Mexico before crossing the border illegally back into the United States. Then and now he has found himself in a kind of limbo.

The 23-year-old was brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was just eight years old. Deported just shy of his high school graduation, he doesn't qualify for the deferred action enacted by President Barack Obama last year.

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