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CNN Radio News Day: March 25, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) walks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on March 25, 2013. US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Afghanistan on Monday for an unannounced visit, with relations badly frayed by Kabul's recent hostility to US-led military efforts in the country.
March 25th, 2013
05:13 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 25, 2013

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  • When a person runs out of money to pay bills, they can go bankrupt. But when a small country runs into a similar problem, especially if that country is part of the European Union, things are not so simple. Cyprus struck a deal with the EU overnight that will keep the island nation's economy afloat. But it's one that's a lesson for the rest of the world, and a deal no one in Cyprus is cheering about. Alan Valdes, director of floor trading for DME securities, spoke to CNN:

""They haven't done anything but kick the can down the road, and they've done nothing to help unemployment over there...."

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March 25th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Proposition 8 and the road to the Supreme Court

By Jim Roope, CNN

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Los Angeles (CNN) - This week the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage; otherwise known as Proposition 8.

Robin Tyler and her wife Diane Olson became the first same-sex couple in California to legally marry there. Tyler calls Prop 8 the shot heard ‘round the world:

[0:31] “Because for the first time in American history they took people out of a Constitution.”

It all started with the passage of law in California in 2000 that restricted marriage only to opposite-sex couples. But in 2004, then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, citing the equal protection clause of the U-S Constitution, ignored the new law and began marrying same-sex couples on Valentine’s Day:

[1:59] “I wanna stop discrimination," Newsom said at the time. FULL POST