CNN Radio News Day: November 19, 2012
A Palestinian youth throws a stone towards Israeli forces at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on November 19, 2012.
November 19th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 19, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

  • Over the skies of Gaza residents looked up to see warplanes, drones and rockets on this sixth straight day of shelling on the border between Israel and Gaza.  There are indications the violence could escalate with Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal vowing continued resistance against what he called a "criminal enemy." Hamas has also been firing rockets into Israel, but the country's Iron Dome Defense system stops most of them.  CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Gaza City and explains what it's like on the ground there:

"We rushed over there and there was black smoke pouring out of the lower floors...  Coming out of the building, on the stretcher, we saw the body of a man who'd been severely burned. He was put in the ambulance and taken away. Later we learned that two people were killed in this attack."

  • U.S. President Barack Obama is on the final leg of a trip to Asia.  A trip aimed at boosting both political and economic ties. His first stop was in Thailand:

"The cornerstone of our strategy is our strong and enduring treaty alliances, which includes our alliance with Thailand," said President Barack Obama.

  • Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, the relief effort is transitioning to one of recovery and rebuilding.  Many homeowners have already ripped out waterlogged walls and insulation, but some houses are beyond repair.  Some residents, like Erica Taylor, are fighting a new battle:

"It's nothin' I can do about that mold. It's... it's horrible."

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