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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
- Anger is boiling-over in Cyprus, two days after the European Union announced a bailout plan for the tiny island nation in the Mediterranean. The plan to levy an unprecedented tax on personal bank accounts – of up to 10% – sparked a rush on cash machines over the weekend. Richard Quest, CNN international business anchor and correspondent, says this has great potential to blow-up into a bigger problem across the EU:
""Not only are the Cypriots enraged, you've now got the Italians and the Spanish deeply anxious that they could follow the same fate."
- Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two key cases about same-sex marriage, Meanwhile, several states continue to grapple with the issue. In New Jersey, gay rights advocates want to overturn Governor Chris Christie's veto of a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in that state. Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, claims they are getting closer to achieving their goal with each passing day:
"We need 27 in the Senate and 54 in the Assembly to override...we need 3 more Senators and 12 more Assembly people," said Stevenson.
- Here's a story about truth, modern society, and the internet. Specifically, how a longtime professor has spent the last decade trying to tell thousands of people – one at a time – that a controversial email using his name is just a big hoax. Joseph Olson says he had to act, after he found he was the central figure in the fake email that went viral:
"...where I'm supposedly demeaning blacks, demeaning immigrants...you pick your group."
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