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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:
- Cabinet Ministers in Bangladesh have ordered the inspection of every garment factory to look for health and security violations. Last Wednesday an eight-story building collapsed trapping thousands of people in the rubble. More than 400 are confirmed dead and as many as 1,000 may still be missing. Oxfam's Campaigns Director Ben Phillips says consumers can do a lot to help bring an end to tragic situations like this:
"It's about using your voice. It's about letting people know that you're a customer that loves clothes and hates injustice."
- NBA player Jason Collins says the support he's received since coming out has been incredible. Yesterday the 34-year-old former Wizards and Celtics player became the first current, professional male athlete in a major American sport to announce he's gay. Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports.com, says the news brought him to tears:
"This is something we talked about for a long time. It's something a lot of people said wasn't even possible – could not happen. And for it to happen in such a positive way, really, it was moving. "
- Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have become an obsession for many. Social media was even a topic of conversation for members of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today, who met in Washington to explore how to deal with the latest developments in technology. The speed at which information flows came into sharp focus just last week – in the world of automatic trading. That's when CNN's Alison Kosik watched the markets almost instantly take a big dive, after a fake Associated Press tweet claimed the President had been injured in a White House bombing:
“Within seconds suddenly the Dow plunged over 130 points right into the red."
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