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CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 2013
Country musician George Jones playing his acoustic guitar, circa 1975. (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
April 26th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The leaders of the United States and Jordan met today in Washington. President Obama and King Abdullah had plenty to talk about, including the latest U.S. assessment that chemical weapons are being used on a 'small scale' in Syria – Jordan's neighbor to the north. Now everyone wants to know – is this indeed the game-changer for the U.S., its ally Jordan, and other countries? President Obama addressed that today:

"For the Syrian government to utilize chemical weapons on its people, crosses a line that will change my calculus and how the United States approaches these issues." FULL POST

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The Big Three: Do Muslims really hate terrorism?
April 26th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

The Big Three: Do Muslims really hate terrorism?

By John Avlon, CNN Contributor

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(CNN) - This week on The Big Three, we tackle the George W. Bush library opening, frustration over flight furloughs (complete with congressional finger-pointing) and Dean Obeidallah's CNN.com column, "I'm a Muslim and I hate terrorism," which seems sadly necessary in the wake of Boston.

The opening of a presidential library is supposed to be a time for national unity. All the living presidents attend, standing together for a photo op and offering complimentary speeches about the newest inductee to the ex-presidents' club.

But during all the same pageantry in Dallas at the opening of Bush's library, a less civil debate on the Big Three (and across the country) was going on about 43's legacy. Margaret Hoover is a proud Bush administration alumna and attended the opening in Dallas. Dean, it is fair to say, is not a Bush fan. At all.

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The Air and Space Museum's 'space' problem
April 26th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Air and Space museum's 'space' problem

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has, well, a space issue.

It boils down to having too much stuff, and not enough space. The difference is – when you or I have too much stuff, we can put it in the attic, give it away – or throw it away.

The Smithsonian’s extra stuff might be a B-17 bomber. A cargo plane. Or a bunch of space suits. That’s because the Air and Space Museum is the attic for America’s space endeavors.
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No limits for amputee doctor
April 26th, 2013
11:22 AM ET

CNN Profiles: After Boston, you will dance again

Hosted by Michael Schulder

Follow Michael at: www.wavemaker.me

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(CNN) - Dr. Sanjay Gupta was talking about the signature injury of the Boston Massacre last night on CNN: the limb wounds that have led to amputations.

He explained how some survivors still face a choice in the coming days and weeks over whether to try to save a limb, or let it go forever.

It can be, Dr. Gupta said, a choice between form and function.

There are actually some cases where one can survive with a badly damaged leg but would actually increase their mobility and the functionality of that leg by having it amputated and replacing it with a high quality prosthesis (many of which are not, by the way, covered by insurance.)

Form or function?

Our guest on this edition of CNN Profiles had to make such a choice.

His name is Dr. Jeff Cain. He is chief of family medicine at Denver Children's Hospital. FULL POST

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