March 16th, 2010
04:48 PM ET

On the Radar: What's happening Wednesday

New York City will host its 248th annual St. Patricks Day Parade.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day

There's a parade in New York City, and Ireland's Taoiseach - or prime minister - Brian Cowen will be in Washington.  Cowen and his wife will have a traditional Irish breakfast with Vice President Joe Biden before meeting with President Barack Obama, and presenting the U.S. leader with a traditional shamrock.

Pope speaks

Pope Benedict XVI will give his weekly audience from the Vatican, delivering messages to pilgrims across the world, at 5:30 a.m. ET.  This comes as the Catholic church faces mounting child sexual abuse claims in Europe.  Read more

Border Issues

With immigration reform talks at the forefront again as well as Mexico’s war on drugs,  the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce will address border issues on Capitol Hill.  Several Congressmen, including Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, will attend the two-day conference.  Read more

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