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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
- A NATO airstrike has killed four Afghan police officers and two civilians in Eastern Ghazni Province. A local official says the policemen were examining a destroyed vehicle when the attack happened. It's a stark reminder that the war in Afghanistan isn't over. But the Obama administration has already announced that a majority of U.S. troops will leave the country by the end of 2014. CNN's Anna Coren reports:
"Despite all the fighting, all the hundreds of billions of dollars that is being spent, the thousands of lives lost, U.S. is yet to win this war."
- The U.S. military says North Korea's talk has turned to alarming action. The leadership in Pyongyang has now moved missile launch components to the country's east coast. Those missiles have a range of around 2,500 miles, which means North Korea could theoretically hit South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. The U.S. military is closely monitoring North Korea's actions from a radar station off that same coast. Sue Mi Terry is a former senior analyst at the CIA. She tells CNN, while Kim Jong Un is still a mysterious figure to the world, his strategy is very familiar:
"This is a common tactic by North Koreans and they love to do this. They try to provoke us, and provocations lead, usually, to negotiation, and to some sort of food aid or to some sort of assistance to North Korea. Except this time it's not really working out for them."
- Nearly a dozen countries already recognize same-sex marriage and right now bills to legalize it are moving through government channels from France to Uruguay. In the U.S. the debate often includes the words "traditional marriage." Dr. Elizabeth Pleck is a historian who has studied gender and relationships in the U.S.:
" ... (it's) a phrase that people think conjures up some huge edifice that stands for all times and places."
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