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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:
- Clouds hanging over the IRS the past few weeks seemed to take new shapes and a much more emotional tone today. Tea Party groups and others targeted by the tax agency testified before Congress for the first time. This on the same day that a new report detailed a separate problem at the IRS – rampant spending on conferences. Grassroots activists like Becky Gerritson spoke of the very reasons why conservatives and tea party members fear government power:
"I was asked to hand-over my donor list, including the amounts that they gave and the dates in which they gave them."
- China's president arrives in the United States this Friday, where he'll meet President Obama in California for a two-day summit. Before that though, Xi Jinping is making a swing through other countries, including Mexico the next three days. Xi's travels come during a week where many are marking an important anniversary in China's history. This was the date 24 years ago of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, when China's military made its move to put-down pro-democracy protests. CNN photographer Jonathan Schaer was there during the 1989 protests and the day after the crackdown, which brought us the memorable image of a man blocking the path of tanks in the Square:
“We saw him stand there, block the tanks and the tanks tried to go around him but they couldn't so they stopped."
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