CNN Radio News Day: June 19, 2013
Jim Griffin, dressed as Capt. America, holds a large American flag while participating in a Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol, today in Washington, DC.
June 19th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 19, 2013

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(CNN) – Today was a day of erupting emotions, whistle blowers in the cross hairs and tributes to a freedom fighter. Here's what's waiting for you in today's News Day:

  • Heat on the Hill over immigration

In the space of 24 hours, the debate over immigration reform in the U.S. is approaching the boiling point. Leaders of both the House and the Senate are positioning for a fight and a new report from the Congressional Budget Office spells out what effects immigration reform might have on unemployment and the economy. CNN's Lisa Desjardins goes beyond the numbers to help explain to us what it means.

  • Government whistle-blower says he's now a target

Jeff Black, a former Federal Air Marshal spoke out against the Federal Air Marshal service and the Department of Homeland Security before Congress and in a documentary. But, he tells CNN's Drew Griffin that doing what he thought was right put him in the cross hairs of the IRS and Black believes it was no coincidence.

  • Honors for an original freedom fighter

Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, widely considered to be the father of the civil rights movement, was honored today. Congress held a ceremony to dedicate a statue of Douglass. It's a gift from the District of Columbia and its more than 600,000 residents. Each state has two such famous figures in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, but this was the first opportunity for D.C. to have one of its own in the hall.

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  1. Byron C Mayes

    Frederick Douglass (not Washington Douglass).

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