April 30th, 2010
10:44 AM ET

Hawaii legislators pass civil unions bill

Legislators in Hawaii have passed a civil unions bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.

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Filed under: Gay and lesbian • Politics • U.S.
April 30th, 2010
09:12 AM ET

American priest stabbed to death in Venezuela

An American priest has been stabbed to death in Venezuela, authorities said in a statement.

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Filed under: Venezuela • World
April 30th, 2010
08:17 AM ET

Friday's live video events

9:30 am ET - Casey Anthony hearing - A hearing is held in the case of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of killing her young daughter.

10:35 am ET - Obama remarks on economy - President Obama discusses first quarter GDP numbers in remarks at the White House Rose Garden.

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Filed under: On CNN.com today
April 30th, 2010
08:06 AM ET

Boston subway fire causes delays

Part of Boston's subway system was running about 15 minutes late Friday morning, a day after fire damaged the train system.

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April 30th, 2010
08:04 AM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Dayanna

As an undocumented elementary school student in Detroit, Michigan, she faced having to learn a new language - and bullying. Later in life, Dayanna - who has not revealed her last name to reporters - could not get financial aid to attend a university, get an ID or a job.

Now 20, she attends a community college in Michigan and is one of seven students, most of whom are undocumented, who started Thursday morning on a 45-mile march from Detroit to Ann Arbor in support of the DREAM Act. If passed, the legislation would create a path to conditional permanent residency for qualified alien students.

On Saturday, which is Immigration Day, President Obama is scheduled to address University of Michigan graduates. Dayanna, her 17-year-old sister, Betty, and other "Avenue of Dreams" marchers will speak at a rally near the university's stadium.

While walking Thursday, Dayanna said, "We're going to hold a mock graduation near the stadium for students whose dreams cannot be fulfilled."

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April 30th, 2010
05:44 AM ET

World update: Spanish unemployment tops 20 percent

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Spain unemployment - Unemployment in Spain has reached 20.05 percent, meaning 4.6 million people are out of work, the Spanish government says.  The figure, from the first quarter, is up from 19 percent and 4.3 million people in the previous quarter. It's the second highest unemployment rate in the European Union, after Latvia. Read the full story

School attack - A man attacked preschool children with a hammer in east China on Friday, injuring five before setting himself on fire in a classroom suicide, state media reports. The incident follows at least three other separate attacks in China in recent weeks in which assailants have killed or wounded students.  Read the full story

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