April 19th, 2010
09:11 AM ET

On the Radar: Oklahoma City, Pope anniversary and Skinput

Family members mourn on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Monday:

Oklahoma City bombing - Fifteen years ago, a bomb ripped through a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the worst homegrown terror attack on U.S. soil.  The April 19, 1995, attack killed 168 people, shattering the belief of many that America was largely immune to domestic terrorism. Fifteen years later, the impact of the bombing still reverberates with those who lived through it.  CNN checks in with some of the survivors of the attack, including several who were children at the time.

Skinput the new touch technology? - Microsoft will demo a prototype technology called Skinput, which lets people control gadgets not by tapping buttons, but simply by touching their fingers together and using simple sign language. The product should be out in three to five years, and could make digging through purses and pockets for iPods and phones a thing of the past. CNN's John D. Sutter reports on the technology and what its impact might be.

Papal anniversary - This is the fifth anniversary of Benedict XVI's papacy, and today he's marking the occasion with a speech from his window above St. Peter's Square. Vatican employees will get an anniversary bonus in their paychecks. The anniversary has been overshadowed by the sex abuse scandal that has troubled Benedict’s first five years.

CNN's Dan Gilgoff also takes a look at the long and tortuous history of sex abuse in the Catholic church worldwide, putting into perspective why the recent European revelations, in the Pope’s backyard, represent a different and potentially damning wrinkle.

Making a big race work? Get lots of doctors - Forty years ago the competitor field for the Boston Marathon was small enough that doctors listened to every runner’s heart before the race. Today its medical team includes 47 doctors, 110 nurses, dozens of massage therapists, 26 First Aid stations, “sweep” buses to pick up runners who can’t go on, and a sports psychologist making sure no one has a meltdown. At the finish line, 1,000 medical professionals are on hand to give space blankets to runners whose body temperatures will instantly plummet when they stop running. CNN takes a look at the people behind the race.

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