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.

What do you think? Tweet me @halagorani.

See you at the IDesk!


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Marc   November 10th, 2009 6:01 pm ET

If any athlete who has taken his life Illegal substances and in his biography makes mention of this, means that the control system robust.

I am sorry that Malise and Wickmayer being suspended by the Flemish community sport for 1 year.
because they had not passed their residence in 3 cases,to be able to do doping controls.
While Wickmayer has prove that she sent e-mails, because she could not login to the site of the sporting community.

Bye bye from Belgium.

Jasmine from Iran   November 12th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

How interesting the Hypocracy

One muslim women gets killed in Germany and all hell brakes loose in Muslim countries. And blame west and the killer get treated like a monster.

Yet In US millitary muslim Palestenian man goes in the military base and kills 13 people and injures many more. Yet he is not treated harshly and everyone is tip toeing around the issue and the murderer is treated with so much rights. Why don't Americans stand up for their people and military. Didn't you see how Egyptians reacted when one women was killed in Germany.

Then leaders from Islamic community claim that this has nothing to do with Islam.

Very Very interesting.

True we Muslims are 2+ billion in population and true that maybe 1.5 billion of us are not terrorist or fanatics. But that still leave 1/2 billion people who are fanatic that hate west and are willing to do anything for their religion. This is still a high number and a security risk to everyone living in this world.

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