CNN Radio News Day: February 14, 2013
South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Boshkop police station on February 14, 2013 in Pretoria East, to be taken into police custody after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend.
February 14th, 2013
04:59 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 14, 2013

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  • Heavy fighting is being reported today in Syria around the towns of Aleppo, Homs and even in the capital city of Damascus. Some 200  people were reported killed in the conflict in just the past two days alone. While rebels claim to be making advances,  Bashar al-Assad's Deputy Foreign Minister tells CNN's Frederik Pleitgen the rebellion has failed:

"We are winning. We have already won. You are in Damascus, you are aware of what is happening around Damascus. (The rebels) threatened to have Damascus more than one year ago, and they are not there. We are still here." FULL POST

February 14th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

State of the Union in three numbers

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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(CNN) – President Obama uttered more than 6400 words Tuesday night. So we’ve decided to focus.

We're looking at just a few key issues and numbers that bring a deeper understanding of the debates involved.

Example? $100 Billion.

That is the estimated cost of a universal preschool plan put together by the Center for American Progress. President Obama has yet to release details of his plan, including any costs and how he would fund them, but he has indicated he wants a partnership with states, which is the approach the Center for American Progress has taken.