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CNN Radio News Day: May 28, 2013
A Royal Caribbean International ship was diverted to a Bahamas port on May 27, 2013 after an early morning fire prompted the crew to send hundreds of guests to the decks with life jackets under the night sky.
May 28th, 2013
04:31 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 28, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • The Supreme Court has been busy since its term began in October. The U.S. high court has decided 49 cases, but a number of high-profile ones still await decisions. In the next four weeks, we'll hear about gay marriage, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. CNN Supreme Court producer Bill Mears says this is an interesting time for court watchers:

"It's really a furious time among the court, just as Ruth Bader Ginsberg calls it 'the flood season'." FULL POST

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Making life easier for transgender teens in school
California is considering a law allowing transgender teens to choose their preference in high school.
May 28th, 2013
12:53 PM ET

Making life easier for transgender teens in school

By Jim Roope,CNN

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(CNN) - Psychology over biology.  A proposed law making its way through the California legislature would allow transgender teens to choose the bathroom, locker room facilities and sports teams of the gender with which they identify.

[0:30] “It’s like you’re being trapped in a body that doesn’t fit you. And it hurts.”

Nineteen-year-old Darius was born a girl but always wanted to be a boy. He’s starting the process now, a year after graduating from high school. Although everyone knew he was born a girl, he tried to live as a boy throughout his four years in high school.

[2:54] “I mean sometimes when I would go into the male’s bathroom, I’d like wait there. I’d like wait in the stall until every guy was gone. It’s like you have to be overly careful about everything you do and that takes over a lot of your mind when you should be  focusing on education.” FULL POST

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