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July 2nd, 2009
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What’s on Tap – Thursday, July 02, 2009

US Marines wait for helicopter transport as part of Operation Khanjar at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province in Afghanistan on July 2, 2009. Getty Images
US Marines wait for helicopter transport as part of Operation Khanjar at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province in Afghanistan on July 2, 2009. Getty Images

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • New details on the Michael Jackson investigation.  The DEA is now on the case.  And now we know the “king of pop” may go out in front of a sold out arena after all.  Plus, Michael Jackson’s will surfaces.  It answers some questions... but raises a lot more, and pulls Diana Ross into the middle of the media circus.
  • One of the first major military operations of the Obama Administration is underway right now in Afghanistan.  U.S. troops have launched a major operation against Taliban fighters in the Helmand River valley.  It's in the southwest corner of the country, a region that produces more opium than anywhere in the world.  It's the first large scale test of the U.S. military's new counter-insurgency strategy.  Some 4-thousand Marines are involved.  There’s also word that the Taliban is holding a missing U.S. soldier.  We’ll go live to the Pentagon for all the latest.
  • “The FAA is a Very Sick Agency.”  It’s a report you're only going to see on CNN.  We've uncovered evidence that the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency that's supposed to keep you safe in while you fly, has ignored more than two-dozen problems flagged by whistleblowers.  Some of them are even facing retaliation.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. c w kauffman

    Well before 9/11 the FAA was very aware that their aviation security was significantly deficient. Administrator Jane Garvey bears considerable responsibility for this disaster. I still have my correspondence and notes documenting their disinterest. While a member of the TWA 800 Panel I could clearly see the heavy hand of the aviation industry. We had to issue a minority report to be heard. It would be best to dissolve this Tombstone Agency!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  2. Daniel Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Now they finally got a prisoner and we'll see how they treat him. They will probably first try and get some prisoners that we have but then after negotiations fail we'll probably find him decapitated somewhere if they haven't already done so.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:08 am |