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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:
- For the second time in a week airstrikes hit military targets in Syria. The Syrian government says Israel is behind the strikes which killed 42 soldiers. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied this. These developments have raised concerns about a wider conflict in the region. Syria's civil war has killed 70,000 and displaced many more. The refugees have spilled into countries like Jordan and Turkey but it's not just Syria's neighbors who are concerned about the conflict. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will soon head to Russia where CNN's Jill Dougherty says Syria's conflict will surely be discussed:
"Russia has been opposed to sanctions and other actions against Syria it certainly doesn't want regime change but at the same time it's weakening some of the support that it has had for President Assad."
"Why is congress, an anti-tax congress, pushing to expand sales tax on the internet now?" Listen to the podcast to get philosophical with us on that question.
- In Arizona today jurors continued deliberations in the Jodi Arias murder trial. Don't know who she is? Well you aren't alone. We took an unscientific poll in Atlanta and found many were clueless about the case which has stretched on 57 days and been covered extensively by our sister network HLN. Beth Karas is one of those who has covered the trial for HLN. She explains the fascination with the trial this way:
"So why the fascination because there are a lot of elements here that you just can't get enough of. A beautiful young woman the state is seeking to execute. Women are not too plentiful on death row across the country."
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