August 26, 2009
Posted: 1837 GMT
The last of the Kennedy brothers is dead and today marks the death, perhaps, of the Camelot mystique and of a Kennedy political dynasty.
Senator Ted Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer. We'll go live to Hyannis Port in Massachusetts with a report from outside the Kennedy compound.
We'll also discuss Kennedy's political career as the senior senator from Massachusetts, his contributions to healthcare reform, his role in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, his involvement in finding a peaceful resolution in Northern Ireland and what happens next in the Senate and in his home state.
We will then go live to Baghdad for a report on the death of top Shiite leader Abdel Aziz Al Hakim. What does this mean for Iraq and its internal political battles? Plus, Iraq and Syria are still ensconced over suspects in last Wednesday's truck bombings in Baghdad. There are developments on that front and we will bring them to you.
Also, we have some good economic numbers to report. New home sales figures came in better than expected. French unemployment numbers also beat expectations. Despite all that, stocks are lower in Europe and struggling on Wall Street. We'll tell you why.
Plus, and I didn't know this, but there are apparently more "dangerous" celebrities than others online. These are celebrity names that can lead you to websites that will damage your computer with viruses or spyware. Nicole Lapin will join us live to talk us through the list.
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