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The legend of hunger strikers
Mural of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army member who starved himself to death in prison in 1981.
May 9th, 2013
04:23 PM ET

The legend of hunger strikers

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - Denis O’Hearn’s willing to bet on one thing about the men on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay:

[:52] “I can guarantee you that every one of those prisoners could tell you who Bobby Sands is.”

O’Hearn wrote a biography of Sands, a member of the Irish Republican Army who starved himself to death in a hunger strike in 1981. He was 27. FULL POST

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Should the Tsarnaevs have been here?
The Tsarnaev brothers on April 15th, behind barricades at the Boston Marathon, before the bombs went off.
May 2nd, 2013
10:22 AM ET

Should the Tsarnaevs have been here?

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - Let’s face it: there is a politically sensitive immigration question about the Tsarnaev brothers, who are accused of carrying out the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

Why were they here?

It’s so sensitive, of course, it’s mostly the familiar critics of the nation’s immigration policies who are voicing it.

But they’re not the only ones, if you dig a little.

Robert Baer, the retired CIA agent who spent part of his career in the former Soviet Union, asks the uncomfortable question on the Tsarnaevs – who are ethnic Chechens from Russia’s Northern Caucasus:

[0:37] “The point is – Should they have been here? Were they truly political refugees?”

And if the answer to those questions is no, what does that say about how America deals with refugees and asylum seekers?

Listen to our full story in the player above.

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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

The Air and Space Museum's 'space' problem
April 26th, 2013
12:42 PM ET

Air and Space museum's 'space' problem

By Libby Lewis, CNN

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(CNN) - The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has, well, a space issue.

It boils down to having too much stuff, and not enough space. The difference is – when you or I have too much stuff, we can put it in the attic, give it away – or throw it away.

The Smithsonian’s extra stuff might be a B-17 bomber. A cargo plane. Or a bunch of space suits. That’s because the Air and Space Museum is the attic for America’s space endeavors.
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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

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