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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 a U.S. drone strike killed the Taliban's No. 2 leader in Pakistan, according to a local tribal official and intelligence official. Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud was second in command to the militant group's leader. He was wanted by the U.S. for suspected involvement in the December 2009 suicide bomb attack that killed seven CIA employees at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan. It follows what President Obama said less than a week ago:
"America does not take strikes when we have the ability to capture individual terrorists. Our preference is always to detain, interrogate."
- When it comes to the recent bomb attacks in Boston, and the soldier attacks in London and France, the term terrorism has been thrown around lightly. But after last September's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, there was confusion over the use of that word. What separates those incidents from just regular crimes? CNN'[s Libby Lewis looks at that question:
“ What's funny is that there usually isn't a muddle when you talk about terrorism in theory."
- There's a food fight going on in Washington – a battle over the Farm Bill. It's legislation that essentially is the U.S. government's policy on food, involving everything from subsidies to the school lunch program. But almost two-thirds of this massive bill's spending is on the food stamp program. One man on food stamps says maybe those benefits should be cut:
“It's just a tough issue. Shaving a little bit is good.”
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