CNN Radio News Day: June 5, 2013
President Barack Obama today nominated U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice (R) to Succeed Tom Donilon (2R) as National Security Adviser. Mr. Obama also nominated Samantha Power (L) to succeed Rice at the U.N.
June 5th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 5, 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 President Obama named U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as his new national security adviser. She's replacing Tom Donilon, who will step down in July. Rice became a lightning rod for Republican criticism after she became embroiled in the alleged cover-up surrounding last year's attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. CNN political contributor John Avlon says today's announcement drew immediate blow-back:

"Conservatives in Congress saw this as the president taking a shot across their bow, because this position is not subject to Senate confirmation like, for example, secretary of state which she'd previously been considered for... So this has a lot of congressional critics frustrated." FULL POST

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Where are the Cicadas already?
Have you seen these cicadas? Despite the hype over a cicada invasion this spring, swarms like these aren't always easily seen.
June 5th, 2013
08:38 AM ET

Where are the Cicadas already?

By Steve Kastenbaum and Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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New York and Washington, DC (CNN) – Dear East Coasters, this is the deal with that massive 17-year cicada invasion you’ve been expecting.

It’s here.

What, you haven’t seen any? You’re not alone.

“We’re definitely not hearing them yet,” said Bonnie McGuire, deputy director New York City Urban Park Rangers while searching through Inwood Hill Park, a natural forest in Manhattan. “When we do, we’ll definitely know it.”

McGuire didn’t hear or see any cicadas. Neither did most of the people CNN Radio spoke with in Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. After months of hype over what was billed as a wonder of nature, replete with billions of cicadas, many residents along the Atlantic are shrugging their shoulders. FULL POST