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CNN Radio News Day: April 3, 2013
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Head coach Mike Rice of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights gestures from the bench during the game against the St.Johns Red Storm during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
April 3rd, 2013
04:42 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 3, 2013

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  • President Obama was in Denver, Colorado today trying to keep congressional momentum going on gun control. Colorado recently passed laws to expand background checks and limit certain types of gun magazines. There's a similar push in Connecticut, where the President will also travel to. State senator Donald Williams says proposed new measures in Connecticut would be considered some of the toughest in the nation:

"The bill includes a first-in-the-nation dangerous weapon offender registry."

  • Most people would agree that there's no bond stronger than family. But when your last name is Loughner, or Klebold, or Lanza, it becomes more complicated. CNN writer Sarah LeTrent, in a story posted on CNN.com, wanted to find out what its like to be blood-related to someone most people would label a cold-blooded killer:

"I started thinking about my own family and how I have a somewhat uncommon last name and if my family was in the headlines, it would be hard for my family."

  • Rutgers University fired its men's head basketball coach today. It came less than 24 hours after an ESPN report uncovered abusive behavior by Mike Rice toward his players. Video showed Rice verbally and physically attacking his players during practice. The backlash was immediate in the media, and nearly so by Rutgers. USA Today college athletics reporter Dan Wolken says the firing should not be surprising:

"Universities will go to great lengths to protect a winning coach. Mike Rice was a losing coach."

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