CNN Student News – 03/16/12

Today, we examine some investors’ opinions on Syria, we explain the end of an era in encyclopedias, and we visit a school that refuses to use technology.

GOP Works to Woo Latino Voters

Ahead of next week’s Illinois Republican Presidential primary, AP’s Robert Ray looks at GOP efforts to court Latino voters. (March 16)

Panetta: I don’t believe I was targeted

Sec. Leon Panetta gives his take on Wednesday’s runway incident and the probe into the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians.

Afghan Turmoil in Massacre Aftermath

As the massacre of Afghan civilians allegedly by a US soldier continues to reverberate, President Hamid Karzai is demanding NATO forces pull back to major bases and the Taliban has announced it’s breaking off peace talks. (March 16)

“Rogue base” has violent history

Brooke Baldwin talks to veterans advocate Jorge Gonzalez about Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s violent history.

Clooney: War criminals must be famous

George Clooney answers media questions about Kony video and the government’s involvement in Iraq.

CNN Hero: Pushpa Basnet

Pushpa Basnet started a children’s center in Nepal to help care for children of incarcerated parents.

AP Top Stories

Here’s the latest news for Thursday, March 15: Afghan president not demanding all US forces leave villages; UN says well over 8000 have died in Syria; Impeached Ill. governor heads to prison; Cherry blossoms in early bloom.

Newcomer Gayle’s Gut-wrenching ‘Detachment’

Teen actress Sami Gayle on having her very first film role in Tony Kaye’s new indie ‘Detachment’ – co-starring with Oscar winner Adrien Brody. (March 15).

Syrian Uprising Marks First Anniversary

Thousands poured into the streets of the Syrian capital Thursday in a show of support for the regime as soldiers tightened their siege in opposition areas on the one-year anniversary of the country’s uprising. (March 15)