CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012
One of thousands of demonstrators in Lebanon stomps on a burning U.S. flag in continuing protests over an anti-Islam film.
September 21st, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 21, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • Violent protests continued today against a now infamous anti-Muslim film. 15 people were killed in Pakistan even as an increasing number of Muslim leaders called on their fellow believers to quell the violence. In Iran, a little known organization raised the bounty on the head of author Salman Rushdie, whose 1989 novel 'Satanic Verses' was condemned as blasphemous to Islam.  Rushdie told CNN:

[3:55] "What we saw was not so much a spontaneous outpouring of rage as a very carefully manufactured outpouring."

  • Both presidential candidates were on the campaign trail today. President Obama addressed Seniors at the AARP national convention in New Orleans live on a video stream, while at another campaign event in Virginia. He promised Obamacare will not threaten Medicare despite claims to the contrary from Republicans:

[7:45] "...I want to emphasize Medicare and Social Security are not handouts. You've paid into these programs your whole life. You've earned them."

  • Mitt Romney campaigned in Las Vegas today, while his running mate, Paul Ryan was in New Orleans, in person, addressing the AARP. He even brought along his 78-year-old mother for support as he countered Obama's message:

[8:11] "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare because it represents the worst of both worlds",  said Ryan to a mixed response from the crowd.

  • And, tech industry watchers say up to 10 million iPhones could be sold this weekend – the first weekend the iPhone 5 is available.  But, whether its an iPhone or another mobile device you're after the rapid advancement of mobile technology may actually be changing your buying habits.

[12:25] "I normally replace every year. I have to – everything. Sometimes twice a year ..." says 31-year-old Raymond Fulton who talked to CNN's Edgar Treiguts about his tech buying habits.

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