CNN Radio News Day: May 8, 2013
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Darrell Issa ( R-CA) at a hearing on the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya.
May 8th, 2013
04:27 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 8, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • How well does the U.S. protect its people overseas? Today the House held a hearing into the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th of last year. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, and State Department Information Officer Sean Smith all lost their lives, and there's been no closure for Sean Smith's mother, Pat Smith:

"I cry every night. I don't sleep at night. I need answers." FULL POST

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South Korea's Iron Lady
In this photo from 2008, South Korea's President Park Geun-hye pays tribute to her parents.
May 8th, 2013
10:35 AM ET

South Korea's Iron Lady

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

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(CNN) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye continues her official visit of the United States today. In her first overseas trip, President Park will address a joint session of congress. Yesterday, President Park and President Barack Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House. The two talked security, culture and trade.

[:22] "Today we agreed to continue the implementation of our historic trade agreement which is already yielding benefits for both of our countries," said President Obama.

Obama also made a joke about k-pop star PSY, saying his daughters have taught him the ubiquitous dance moves. But k-pop is also big business and the latest export from a country that's grown its economy through trade.


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