CNN Radio News Day: October 10, 2012
State Department official Charlene Lamb taking questions during a congressional hearing on the attack at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
October 10th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 10, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • On Capitol Hill today a congressional hearing focused on security failures that led to an "unprecedented" attack that killed an American ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.  The Obama administration is under fire for initially downplaying the cause of the attack.  Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is one of several Democrats who are accusing the Republican Chairman Darryl Issa of playing politics:

"I'm disappointed to say... that although the chairman claims we are pursuing this investigation on a quote 'bipartisan basis' that has simply not been the case."


The price for diversity
Heman Sweatt standing in line to register for law school at the University of Texas, Austin, September 1950.
October 10th, 2012
09:37 AM ET

The price for diversity

By Libby Lewis, CNN

(CNN) - One of the people attending the Supreme Court arguments in the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, is the daughter of Heman Sweatt.

Sweatt was an African American postal worker from Houston who sued the state of Texas to attend the law school at the University of Texas at Austin – in 1946.

After four years of fighting in the courts, with Thurgood Marshall as Sweatt's lawyer, the Supreme Court ordered the law school to admit Sweatt. It was the first time the Court held that, diversity, in and of itself, was a value in education. FULL POST

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