November 10, 2009
Posted: 1738 GMT
Today, we will start the show with a live report from Ed Lavandera in Fort Hood, Texas.
Some 3,000 people, including President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are expected to attend a memorial service to honor the 13 soldiers killed during a shooting rampage last week.
Meantime, the investigation into what happened and why the suspected killer, Major Nidal Hasan, allegedly committed mass murder, is ongoing. We know that he is injured but is now conscious and talking.
We have more on his possible ties to extremist elements, namely a cleric currently in Yemen.
Also today, we take you live to Islamabad for the latest on yet another suspected Taliban suicide bombing in Pakistan. A car bomb explosion killed at least ten people in Peshawar. Insurgents are putting considerable pressure on the Pakistani government as it continues an offensive in South Waziristan.
Then, it's over to London where the U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing increasing criticism over Britain's Afghanistan policy. On a day when several British soldiers killed in Afghanistan were repatriated home, Brown answered a variety of question during a news conference in London.
This is a politically – and strategically – difficult time for the U.K. Prime Minister. We have the latest.
Later at the IDesk, we will take you to the Washington, D.C. area, where the man convicted of the 2002 Washington sniper attacks will be put to death. A last minute appeal to spare John Allen Mohammed was rejected by the governor of Virginia.
Finally, I'll chat with Terry Baddoo about former number one tennis player Marat Safin, whot told a French newspaper he thinks Andre Agassi should return his titles and championship money after admitting to using chrystal meth in the 1990's.
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