April 22nd, 2010
09:11 AM ET

On the Radar: Elian Gonzalez, financial reform, Earth Day

Elian Gonzalez, now 16, is a student at a Cuban military academy in Matanzas.

Elian Gonzalez - It's been 10 years since federal agents seized Elian Gonzalez, then 6, from his family's home in Miami, Florida, and returned him to his father in Cuba. Today,  the house in Miami has been converted into a virtual shrine to the boy's brief life in the United States, and Elian, now 16, is a student at a Cuban military academy in Matanzas. CNN’s Shasta Darlington reports on Elian’s life in Cuba, including an interview with his grandmother. CNN’s John Zarrella and Kelly Marshall report on the house-museum in Miami and look at how the Elian saga still resonates with the Cuban-American community there.

Obama heads to Wall Street - President Obama travels to Wall Street for a scheduled 11:55 a.m. ET Thursday speech in which he plans to say the financial crisis was the result of "a failure of responsibility from Wall Street to Washington." The president will urge Congress to pass financial regulatory reform.

Earth day turns 40 - What began as the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 has become a yearly event that environmentalists say still has relevance even though the environmental movement has undergone substantial changes. We'll share with you the first 10 steps you can take today to help the environment and take a look at places using pedal power to fuel green awareness.

Oil rig explosion - The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its aerial search at first light Thursday for 11 people missing after a "catastrophic" explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Court fight over brain-damaged mom's triplets - In June 2006, Abbie Dorn got her wish triplets. But she suffered severe brain damage during a difficult delivery. Now, her parents and former husband are locked in a legal battle over whether Dorn can recognize her children and whether they should visit her. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Dorn’s parents have the right to fight for visitation rights on her behalf, clearing the way for a trial. The case is likely to result in years of appeals that could result in a legal landmark affecting the rights of mentally incapacitated parents. In Session's Shannon Black reports.

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