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Toyota executives aren't the only ones taking heat over the safety of their cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also under fire.
The agency is supposed to investigate potential safety defects, but many say it's just another example of our broken government – overworked and underfunded.
We were joined on Wednesday's American Morning by Allan Kam, who was once senior enforcement attorney for the NHTSA. He retired in 2000 and is now director of Highway Traffic Safety Associates.
Many Americans are wondering how they will ever retire in this recession. But, members of Congress don't have that problem. They'll be collecting fat pensions at your expense.
As part of our week long series "Broken Government," we're taking a hard look at the congressional pension system. And the fix – Congress would have to cut their own benefits. Our Lisa Sylvester has the report.
Today in our "Building Up America" series, we meet a woman who literally had to rebuild her business from the ashes. And she had to do it at one of the toughest times her industry has ever seen. Our Tom Foreman has the story for us.
We've been following the story of a very brave 12-year-old girl who survived the earthquake in Haiti. Her name is Kimberly, and she suffered a massive brain injury. Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta was called in to perform her life-saving operation aboard the USS Carl Vinson.
After a full month of rehab, Kimberly has since been reunited with her father. They were homeless. She had no medicine and she just learned her mother and sister died in the quake. But now, a bit of good news.
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