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CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 2013
A collection of fireworks found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
May 1st, 2013
04:43 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

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

  • Three more people are behind bars today, in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. All are 19-year-old males – Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos. Charges against the teens suggest they helped the accused bombers and obstructed justice by throwing-out evidence. CNN's Brian Todd that evidence included a backpack filled with fireworks, a jar of vaseline, and a homework assignment:

"They removed that (backpack), at least one of them, put that in a black trash bag and into a dumpster, and that was then taken to a landfill. Investigators later found that backpack in the landfill with those items in it." FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: April 25, 2013
Smoke rises after shelling on al-Turkman mountains in the Latakia province, western Syria on April 25, 2013. The White House said that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces on a 'small scale,' but emphasized US spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure of the assessment.
April 25th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 25, 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Are we about to see U.S. troops go into Syria? U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel backed up today what an Israeli military official said earlier in the week – that chemical weapons were being used inside Syria. If that's the case, has the so-called 'red line' now been crossed? And does that mean a new involvement for the U.S. inside the war-torn country? John Ullyot is a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who has spent time in Syria:

"The U.S. is really on the seat now to take action. Because if it doesn't take action, and indeed chemical weapons have been used, then it looses credibility with all sorts of important players in the region going forward." FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: April 19, 2013
Members of a SWAT team search for 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts.
April 19th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 19, 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The city of Boston has been under siege all day. Authorities put surrounding communities and neighborhoods on lockdown, telling residents to stay inside. In some parts of town police were going door-to-door looking for Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Law enforcement officials say Tsarnaev escaped an overnight shootout with police that left his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the other man wanted in the bombings, dead. CNN's Barbara Starr reports investigators are combing through everything – photos, intel reports, phone records – to learn more about the suspects:

"They are indeed looking to see if these two men had any connections to overseas groups, frankly to overseas, terrorism. No conclusion about that yet. We want to emphasize that very strongly." FULL POST

A taxpayer bailout may be needed at FHA
A boarded up home is seen on April 6, 2011 in Richmond, California.
April 12th, 2013
05:37 PM ET

A taxpayer bailout may be needed at FHA

By Barbara Hall, CNN

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(CNN) – This week President Obama released his $3.7 trillion budget. Even though there's added spending in it, the White House argues that spending will help the economy grow. Not surprisingly, Republicans say it's not fiscally responsible.

Among the budget line items Republicans don't like is the prediction that the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, will need a $943 million bailout. Real estate and personal finance expert Ilyce Glink says that's because the FHA is required to have a capital cushion of 2 percent of its loan balances. Currently, it doesn't.

[1:34] “The problem is, with the Great Recession, the number of people who have gone into foreclosure has been huge.” FULL POST

CNN Radio News Day: April 12, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) is welcomed and escorted by US Ambasador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim (2nd L) and deputy director general of South Korea's Foriegn Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun (2nd R), in front of a traditional honour guard (R and L) at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013. Kerry was expected to meet South Korean officials for discussion on North Korea and its expected missile launch.
April 12th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 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.

You don’t have to be at this blog to listen, we want you to take us with you! Click the download button in the SoundCloud player and put us on your smart phone or tablet and bring us with you in the car, on the train or while you’re working out.

(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry visited Seoul today to try to ease some of the tension that's been building in the Korean Peninsula. Kerry met with South Korea's president and military leaders in charge of 28,000 U.S. troops stationed in the country's capital. He said the U.S. will hold off on a number of military exercises, and is lowering its rhetoric. CNN's Anna Coren in Seoul, says Kerry's comments could be seen as an olive branch:

"He did seem to open the door for diplomacy.  Basically the United States will talk to North Korea if it's serious about de-nuclearization." FULL POST

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