CNN Radio News Day: May 20, 2013
A group of muslim protesters demonstrate against Burma's President Thein Sein's US visit outside the White House Monday.
May 20th, 2013
04:39 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 20, 2013

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

  • Today U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Thein Sein, president of Myanmar, to the White House.  It's the first such meeting in nearly half a century. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was taken over in a military coup in 1962 and since then has been pretty infamous for human rights violations. Reforms have come a long way under Thein Sein, who admits he's surprised by how friendly the relations are with the United States:

"I myself am amazed at the speed of the improvement of our bilateral relations. But there are no permanent friends or permanent foes in international relations."

  • Last week Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote an intensely personal op-ed for the New York Times about her decision to have a double mastectomy. The mother of six made the decision after learning she had inherited a genetic mutation from her mother that's associated with a very high likelihood of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Jolie's decision sparked a national discussion over a whole range of medical issues including the pros and cons of genetic testing. Jeremy Gruber with the Council for Responsible Genetic says genetic privacy and non-discrimination law is still in its infancy:

"The technology for genetic testing has far outpaced our ability to understand and use the information that genetic testing provides."

  • Monday afternoon brought more tornadoes to parts of the U.S. Midwest. They follow a weekend of destruction from twisters and deadly storms the past couple of days in the region. The Red Cross estimates some 300 homes were torn apart in Oklahoma alone, with two people killed in the town of Shawnee. That's where 21-year-old Jessie Alexander grew-up, in part of a region known as Tornado Alley:

"My mind is blown...everything's gone. It's traumatic. I don't know what to think.'"

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