CNN Radio News Day: November 15, 2012
A rocket is launched from Gaza as seen from Sderot, Israel on November 15, 2012.
November 15th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 15, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • The deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas intensified today. Air raid sirens sounded across Israel as Palestinian militants launched hundreds of rocket attacks on civilians. Meanwhile Israel says it's attacked more than 200 "terror sites" in Gaza. CNN's Frederick Pleitgen is following the story from Jerusalem:

"The U.S. is going to get involved in some way, shape or form but it's probably going to be more in a diplomatic way... A lot of diplomats have been saying, of course right now, the phones are ringing.  People are making a lot of phone calls trying to get this to stop."  

  • Congress is holding hearings this week to find out how a deadly outbreak of meningitis killed 32 people in the U.S. and infected another 438. An investigation of a compound pharmacy in Massachusetts found crawling insects, corroding walls and loads of safety concerns. Joyce Lovelace, whose husband Eddie Lovelace died, was called to testify:

"The NECC ( New England Compounding Center), whoever is responsible, I want them to know their lack of attention to their duties cost my husband his life."

  • A whistleblower program by the Securities and Exchange Commission is aimed at cutting down on corporate fraud. It's part of the Wall Street reform law put in place two years ago. But former portfolio manager Rosanne Ott says, when she blew the whistle on a company trading policy that she believed was illegal, she was harassed for months afterward until she was eventually forced out:

"It was constant and it got to the point where no one wanted to even walk near me or my office. Because if someone talked with me then I was quote 'a friend of Rose's'  – and Rose is not a member of the firm is the feeling that I had without question."

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