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CNN Radio News Day: May 29, 2013
(FILES) In this file picture taken on on June 13, 2010, a US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport
May 29th, 2013
04:22 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 29, 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:

  • Today a U.S. drone strike killed the Taliban's No. 2 leader in Pakistan, according to a local tribal official and intelligence official. Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud was second in command to the militant group's leader. He was wanted by the U.S. for suspected involvement in the December 2009 suicide bomb attack that killed seven CIA employees at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan. It follows what President Obama said less than a week ago:

"America does not take strikes when we have the ability to capture individual terrorists. Our preference is always to detain, interrogate." FULL POST

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Managing cruise ship mishaps
The Crown Princess, which had toilet trouble while on a Caribbean cruise, is shown here in Venice in 2009.
May 29th, 2013
08:58 AM ET

Managing cruise ship mishaps

By Barbara Hall, CNN

(CNN) – The "Dream," the "Legend," the "Triumph," the "Freedom..." All cruise ships with whimsical names turned distressingly ironic after the ships caught fire, clogged up, broke down or even sunk this past year.

Such incidents seem to be happening more frequently in the cruise ship industry. Spencer Aronfeld is a Florida trial lawyer who specializes in cruise ship injury cases:

[1:28] “In handling these kinds of cases for more than 20 years, I have never seen a series of botched cruises like I have in the last year – year and a half.”

But Memorial University of Newfoundland Sociology Professor Ross Klein, who operates the website, CruiseJunkie.com, says  it's unclear whether such incidents are actually happening more frequently than in years past:

[2:07] “I'm not sure that I could say that they're more common. Certainly when they occur they're more likely to be reported and make it into the media.”

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