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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:
- Amanda Berry disappeared in 2003, one day before her 17th birthday. Late yesterday her real life nightmare came to an end when a neighbor helped her escape from the house where she was being held captive. That neighbor, Charles Ramsey, spoke to CNN affiliate WEWS:
"I heard her screaming, I'm eating my McDonald's, I come outside – I see this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house. So I go on the porch, and she says 'help me get out, I've been in here a long time'..."
- This afternoon President Obama and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye faced reporters in the East Room of the White House. Trade was a big topic. South Korea's a big deal economically, but Dr. Kim Reimann who heads Georgia State's Asian Studies Center, says it wasn't always that way:
"In the early 60's the Philippines was considered the upcoming country. Korea was considered, you know, kind of a basket case."
- Seattle native Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison, convicted of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox's conviction was eventually overturned, she was freed and allowed to return to the U.S. But then in March of this year, Italy's supreme court overturned her acquittal saying she must be retried for murder. CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed Knox for a 90-minute special "Amanda Knox: The Unanswered Questions" airing tonight:
"This was designed as a critical analysis. That's what Amanda Knox said she wanted. After her initial round of media, she believes there are lingering questions and she happens to be right."
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