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CNN Radio News Day: January 29, 2013
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29, 2013.
January 29th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 29, 2013

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  • Egyptians in three cities along the Suez Canal have been ignoring curfews put in-place by President Mohamed Morsy. Clashes between anti-government protestors and police have killed nearly 40 in the town of Port Said.  Cairo has also seen violence.  Now, Egypt's defense minister says this latest flare-up "may lead to the collapse of the state." CNN Senior International orrespondent Ben Wedeman says it's a warning to take note of:

"I think many people were alarmed by what he said because he's warning of the possibility of a civil war."       

  • President Obama outlined his immigration policy ideas today in front of a crowd inside Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.  The majority of students there are Hispanic.   Mr. Obama's proposals and those of a group of senators revealed yesterday include a pathway to citizenship.  One immigrant who can't wait much longer is Fredi Dominguez. He was deported four years ago just months short of getting his high school diploma.  He's back in the U.S.,  and hopes to stay here once immigration reforms go into effect.

"If I wouldn't have gotten deported I would have graduated,  so I wouldn't be going through all of this," says Dominguez.

  • Tomorrow the Canadian phone maker,  Research in Motion,  will show off it latest model, the BlackBerry 10.   At one point the BlackBerry was the smartest phone on the market. In fact, BlackBerry was the first and only smart phone when it debuted in 2003. Ten years later this pioneer of the smartphone is in trouble, so a lot is riding on the big BlackBerry reveal.

"They've had a lot of problems the past couple of years. They've had delays and they've been trying desperately to update their product line," says  Heather Kelly, a tech writer for CNN.com.

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  1. XOL

    Don't commit a crime! Then you won't get deported...

    January 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cave man

      Weird concept.... Don't do something illegal or try to mooch off the system and you won't get deported.... I think you are on to something! Quick, spread the word!

      January 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |