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CNN Radio News Day: June 14, 2013
A Syrian young boy runs holding an old rifle as he helps fighters belonging to the 'Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan' battalion on June 13, 2013.
June 14th, 2013
04:35 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 14, 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) – Happy Friday and welcome to today's CNN Radio News Day. On today's show:

  • Domestic surveillance...how did we get here?

 The law that allows that monitoring was actually put in place to limit the government’s ability to spy on its citizens. CNN’s Lisa Desjardins looks at how FISA was born as well as how, and why, it changed to grant more sweeping secret powers.

  • Over the "red line" in Syria

The White House says it will increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the Syrian opposition after concluding that Syria has crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons against its own people. What does that mean? Host Tommy Andres finds out from Andrew Parasiliti, Editor of Al-Monitor and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Your morning news show, explained

Ahead of CNN's news morning show "New Day," CNN's Steve Kastenbaum explores why morning TV news show are what they are, and why they're so popular.

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