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CNN Radio News Day: February 1, 2013
People stand outside the entrance of the US Embassy in Ankara just after a blast on February 1, 2013.
February 1st, 2013
04:34 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 1, 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.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • A suicide bomber set-off explosives at the U.S. embassy compound in Ankara, Turkey Friday. U.S. officials are calling the blast a terrorist attack, which killed the bomber along with a Turkish security guard working at the gate. A journalist was wounded and is in critical condition. CNN's Ivan Watson says the suspect is identified as a member of an outlawed leftist terror group:

" There is no shortage of groups inside Turkey who have an ax to grind, against either or both, the U.S. and Turkish governments."       

  • The Baltimore Ravens play in the Super Bowl this weekend. They're one of many examples in sports history of teams that relocated from another city. There could be another entry soon, as the NBA's Sacramento Kings are rumored to be headed to Seattle. Franchises moving, or threatening to move, is a long-standing tradition. Neil deMause writes about sports business and co-authored the book 'Field of Schemes.'  He says there's plenty of calculation behind team owners' threats to relocate:

"One of the ways that you can increase profits is by getting somebody else to build you a new arena or stadium. And one way that the team owners have found success at doing that is to threaten to move."

  • New York City's Grand Central Terminal turns 100 years old today. The iconic train station on Manhattan's 42nd Street remains a popular destination for commuters and tourists alike. Three-quarters of a million people pass through the majestic building every day. Peter Stangl is chairman of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial Committee:

"The most important thing about Grand Central I think, is that it is a functioning railroad station. And it functions extremely well."

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