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April 9th, 2013
05:01 PM ET

Kenyan "Kennedy" indicted by ICC

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

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(CNN) – Kenya swore in its new president on Tuesday. Uhuru Kenyatta is the nation's fourth and youngest president. He follows in the footsteps of his father who was the nation's first president.

Law professor Charles Jalloh described the relationship between Kenya and the Kenyatta family this way:

[:16] "There's a long history of Kenyatta. That would be in a sense equivalent to I guess the Kennedys in the United States."

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CNN Radio News Day: April 9, 2013
Connecticut Senators speak to the media after meeting with families impacted by the Newtown tragedy.
April 9th, 2013
04:48 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 9, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Yesterday President Obama met with the families of the Newtown shooting victims in Connecticut. Today he brought 12 of them to back Washington. He's hoping to sway 14 Republican senators who have signed a letter promising to filibuster any gun control measures that could hit the Senate floor this week.  Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut:

"It is insulting to the families of Sandy Hook, Connecticut who have gone through this tragedy to not even get a vote on the floor of the United States Senate on a gun violence package that 90 percent of Americans support. What's become of this democracy?" FULL POST

April 9th, 2013
09:06 AM ET

Congress: Better than it seems?

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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Washington (CNN) – Gun legislation is locked in negotiations behind-closed-doors. As is immigration reform. The most frequent public activity for Republicans and Democrats in Congress remains criticizing each other.

And yet, there is a chance that Congress may be slowly getting more done, or at least avoiding gridlock, than in the past few years.

[2:18] “I think they finally recognize that it was unacceptable. That the partisan divide was so great it impeded progress.”

– Olympia Snowe, former Republican Senator and current chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform.

CNN looked through the past three months of votes in the House and Senate and discovered that of the major measures that received final votes, many passed with substantial bipartisan support in both chambers. What Snowe and others hope is a sign (if a modest one) of progress, others see as simple maneuvering.

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