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CNN Radio News Day: March 6, 2013
March 6th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 6, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The simple wooden casket of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was given blessings by a priest and others early this morning. It came only hours after the country's leader died following a long battle with cancer. He was 58. That casket, draped in the Venezuelan flag, was carried by mourners through the streets of Caracas. CNN's Shasta Darlington was there:

“There are just thousands of people in the streets streaming towards the military academy which is where Chavez's body will lie in state, many of them in the red t-shirts the emblematic sort of uniform of their idol, of what many people call 'Saint' Chavez..." FULL POST