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CNN Radio News Day: June 12, 2013
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell speaks as Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn looks on after a Republican Policy Luncheon June 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator McConnell spoke on various topics including immigration reform.
June 12th, 2013
04:46 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 12, 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:

  • It's not always easy to see when something has changed. But in the immigration debate, yesterday's vote in the U.S. Senate gives us a pretty clear picture. Senators voted 82-15 to allow the so-called "Gang of Eight" bipartisan proposal to come up for debate. Activists on both sides of the immigration debate are hard at working pushing their message. Mark Krikorian has served as executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies since 1995. It firmly opposes legalization for undocumented workers:

"We have to prepare for this sort of thing for years – and have. Because at some point it was gonna come up." FULL POST

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Texas law: kill an escort with no penalty
Texas Gov. Rick Perry fires a six-shooter pistol. Following a recent acquittal in a murder case, a Texas law on use of deadly force is under scrutiny.
June 12th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

Texas law: kill an escort with no penalty

By Tommy Andres, CNN

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(CNN) –In Florida jury selection continues in the murder case of Trayvon Martin. The case has drawn national attention for its elements of  race and the question over when deadly force is justified.

A thousand miles west of Sanford, Florida in San Antonio, Texas, a case has just concluded with similar questions about the use of deadly force. James Moore wrote about the case for CNN Opinion:

[6:33] "I don't quite understand why the national media hasn't discovered it in a greater way, this case is every bit as horrific and every bit as tragic."

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One leaker vs. a national debate
Graffiti focused on NSA leaker Edward Snowden sits on a sidewalk in San Francisco.
June 12th, 2013
11:06 AM ET

One leaker vs. a national debate

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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Editor's Note: Listen to the full story in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) – With rare exception, leakers don’t come forward voluntarily.

On Sunday though, when Edward Snowden and the Guardian revealed that he was the source behind the British newspaper’s bombshell stories about U.S. data collection, both the standard operating procedure and the way the public responds to these kinds of revelations may have changed.

In the Guardian interview, Snowden insisted he was going public so that Americans could hear and judge his motives for themselves and engage in a public debate over security versus privacy.

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