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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:
- President Obama is back in Mexico for his fourth visit to the country for meetings with the new Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto. One of the topics the two leaders are likely to discuss is the hot-button issue of immigration reform. One Chicago priest wanted to know what it's like to be an illegal immigrant in the U.S. So he went to Mexico and then crossed back into the United States illegally. Rev. Gary Graf says he climbed a 20-foot border wall :
"I was not trying to avoid being arrested. And uh, there was nothing. And I kept walking and kept walking. And while it was still light I began to see buildings in Nogales, Arizona."
- British businessman James McCormick has been sentenced to ten years in prison by a London court. He was convicted of fraud last week for selling fake bomb detectors to government agencies and private companies around the world. But British police detective Edward Heath says there was one big problem – they didn't work :
"These devices contain absolutely nothing inside. There's no laws of science or physics that these devices could work."
- Saturday afternoon, 21 horses will go to post at the famed Churchill Downs in Louisville. Atop those horses will be their jockeys, looking to ride them to victory in the sport's crown jewel – the Kentucky Derby. But the appearance of one of those riders will shake back to life a largely forgotten time in horse racing's history when African-American jockeys dominated. Kevin Krigger could become the first black jockey to win the Derby since 1902. He understands the historic significance, but also wants to win to validate his talent:
“It's everything that I want to say that I stand for if I get to win the Kentucky Derby...and that is a major goal of mine."
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