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September 18th, 2009
06:12 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Friday September 18th, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Sources say the threat is very real and the FBI is saying nothing.  Terrorists in the U.S. plotting an attack on New York City subways or commuter trains.  Raids in Queens set off red flags.  And the investigation has spread all the way to the Rockies.  We'll tell you what our sources are saying.
  • It was a tragic case: a team pushing themselves to the limit at football practice.  It ended with a teen dead, three days later.  The coach, who was charged with reckless homicide, has now been acquitted.  We'll tell you what happened in court and talk with one of the prosecutors in the case.
  • Millions were spent at border crossings in the middle of no where, but is anyone any safer because of it?  The CNN Special Investigations Unit has some tough questions for the Department of Homeland Security and members of congress.
  • It’s becoming one of the biggest awww moments of all time.  By now you’ve probably seen the little girl throw her dad’s prized foul ball back at the Phillies game.  How would you react?  Well, he reacted with love.  And the whole family is here live!

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  1. Big D Lks & Woods, Mn

    Thanks CNN + DREW Out in Scobey Montana Where Yeah, It is Like NOWHERE.
    But, I've Been through That Boarder Crossing in Scobey, Mont Going to My Uncle + Cousins Substantial Farm in the Verwood-Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada, 50 Miles North of Scobey, Montana almost Every Year of My Life + I'm 60yrs Old + "But I Loves Ya, Cause It's Home! (tobacco road?)

    When Anyone has Spent Time in That Area, the VASTNESS of the Prairies is "SPIRITUALLY MOVING!" When they say, "Montana, Big Sky Country," that's Exactly What it is!

    You Would Not Believe Number of the Stars That You Can See at Night up There, The Expanse of the Sky is Absolutely Breath Taking!

    In Drew's Videos, I recognized those Customs Offices + that Length of That Border Line Must Be Be Like No Other- WOW!!

    The Only Way to Cover that Border would Be With DRONES + Satellite Cameras.

    Though the People are So Warm + Friendly, You Wouldn't Want to FOOL with the LOCALS + FARMERS + RANCHERS Up There If Trying to Sneak Across the Border!

    I REALLY ENJOYED that Piece!

    Oh, By the Way, SCOBEY, Montana is On What Might Be the One of the LARGEST OIL RESERVES in the U.S., THE BAKKEN BASIN, Oil Reserve!

    So Be NICE!

    September 18, 2009 at 8:02 am |
  2. RJ

    Democrates who are accusing middle white America of being racist when it comes to these townhall meetings should be ashamed of themselves! Liberals must remember without middle White America Mr. Obama would have never been elected our president and thats a fact! Whats really going on is Obama promised middle white America he wouldnt push the burden of all of our problems onto them and was there looking out for middle class Americans! What middle America is seeing is Obama not holding to his word, giving all these people free handouts all awhile middle America keeps sliding into the hole! White middle America elected this guy and he should be pandering to them not big business and the ones who grew up with their hands out! I say to Mr. Obama, look the American people in the eye and tell them that middle classes taxes will not go up in any form and then tell the American people that middle class America will NOT have to pay for other peoples free health care! Then he needs to tell the American people especially liberals that they must for the good of this country quit demonizing white people and making them out to be the bad guys! Tell the American people that pulling the race card disgusts him and he wants it to stop! If Obama can do this then he is worthy of being our President!

    September 18, 2009 at 7:46 am |
  3. Big D Lks & Woods, Mn

    The COACH Charged With Reckless Homicide??

    What?? DUH???!!

    Take It From a BIG TIME Rehabilitated Drug User-–

    The Poor Kid was Taking "CREATINE" + "ADDERALL" + is In Training, Athletic Training for FOOTBALL??????

    Give Me a Break!! Thank GOD This Tragedy Didn't Happen During a Real Football Game with Everyone Watching- There Probably Would've Been a LYNCHING!–

    Here is an Example Where the Law Actually Held Up Justice + Came Through Doing the RIGHT THING!

    Think of the POOR COACH- His Player Dies at a Hard Practice Because SECRETLY the Kid is Taking at Least 2-NO! NO! DRUGS Known to Cause DEATH- What a MESS!

    No One Wins– The Poor Parents!

    What about the Doctor or FDA + DEA + the ATTENTION DEFICIT SYNDROME, SYNDROME!!!

    Another SUPERB REPORTING/STORY Segment by ALINA CHO!!

    Just Another Example Of CNN's Team of Smart, Knock-Out Staff!!

    September 18, 2009 at 7:33 am |