CNN Radio News Day: March 18, 2013
Cypriots protest outside the parliament building in Nicosia, on March 18, 2013. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was seeking the backing of MPs for an EU bailout deal that slaps a levy on bank savings under harsh terms that have jolted global markets and raised fears of a new eurozone debt crisis.
March 18th, 2013
04:28 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 18, 2013

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  • Anger is boiling-over in Cyprus, two days after the European Union announced a bailout plan for the tiny island nation in the Mediterranean. The plan to levy an unprecedented tax on personal bank accounts – of up to 10% –  sparked a rush on cash machines over the weekend. Richard Quest, CNN international business anchor and correspondent, says this has great potential to blow-up into a bigger problem across the EU:

""Not only are the Cypriots enraged, you've now got the Italians and the Spanish deeply anxious that they could follow the same fate."

  • Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two key cases about same-sex marriage, Meanwhile, several states continue to grapple with the issue. In New Jersey, gay rights advocates want to overturn Governor Chris Christie's veto of a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in that state.  Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, claims they are getting closer to achieving their goal with each passing day:

"We need 27 in the Senate and 54 in the Assembly to override...we need 3 more Senators and 12 more Assembly people," said Stevenson.

  • Here's a story about truth, modern society, and the internet. Specifically, how a longtime professor has spent the last decade trying to tell thousands of people – one at a time – that a controversial email using his name is just a big hoax. Joseph Olson says he had to act, after he found he was the central figure in the fake email that went viral:

"...where I'm supposedly demeaning blacks, demeaning immigrants...you pick your group."

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  1. Call 1 800 cash cow

    The trouble with a one world money system like the EURO is the poor country's think the rich country's owe them something...Same thing is happening here in America under O'bama's redistribution plans...

    March 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |