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CNN Radio News Day: April 15, 2013
Two explosions killed at least two people and injured more than two dozen near the finish of today's Boston Marathon.
April 15th, 2013
04:59 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 15, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Two explosions struck near the finish line of today's famed Boston Marathon. Early reports from Boston police indicated at least two people were killed with 28 injured. Police evacuated a nearby hotel, and subway service in the area was suspended in the immediate aftermath. CNN producer Matt Frucci was covering the race, and said the two blasts happened around 2:45 p.m. ET .

"The first one I saw closer to the finish line from where we were. It was big, it was booming, I saw a big mountain of smoke come up. About 10 seconds later across the street from me on the sidewalk another big explosion. People are hurt." FULL POST

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April 15th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

Anger over Chicago's mental health cuts

By Nova Safo, CNN

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(CNN) – States have been slashing their mental healthcare budgets, even as mass shootings and the gun control debate highlight the need for more mental health resources.

Protesters in Chicago highlighted some of the consequences of those cuts last week. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the city’s closure of half of its 12 public mental healthcare clinics. Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, one of the protest organizers, recalled the story of one patient who had confronted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel before the closures.

[3:45] “She told the mayor to his face, if you close my clinic, I will die. And within a month of him closing the clinic, she was dead. She died of heart failure. However, nobody can say that stress isn’t related to heart failure. She was going through immense stress at the prospect of losing her therapist.”

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