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February 11th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Feds and Toyota too cozy?

We now know the cases and claims of uncontrolled acceleration in Toyota vehicles go back to at least 2004. But we have also uncovered allegations that Toyota has known about the problems all along. And in some cases, the feds may have looked the other way.

Was there too cozy of a relationship between the company and the federal agency who is supposed to enforce the safety standards? Our Deb Feyerick investigates in this CNN exclusive report.

Full coverage: Toyota recall


Filed under: Business
February 11th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

American student arrested over Arabic flashcards

Airport security is America's first line of defense against potential terrorist attacks. But that front line can sometimes be a very fine line.

Our Jeanne Meserve reports on an American student who was arrested after he was seen with Arabic flashcards while boarding a plane.


Filed under: Justice
February 11th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

Iran marks anniversary, confirms nuke breakthrough

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/meast/02/11/iran.revolution.anniversary/t1main.ahmadinejad.rally.jpg caption="Thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators rallied in Tehran as President Ahmadinejad confirmed Iran has upped its uranium enrichment."]

Tehran, Iran (CNN) - Attacks and clashes were reported in Iran's capital Thursday as thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Tehran to mark a key national anniversary.

Pro-government supporters filled Azadi, or Freedom, Square in central Tehran to hear President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speak on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled a Western-backed monarch and transformed Iran into an Islamic republic.

In a speech that lasted more than an hour, Ahmadinejad confirmed that his country had now enriched uranium to 20 percent - sufficient, scientists say, to create a nuclear reaction.

He added that Iran is capable of enriching uranium up to 80 percent but won't. FULL STORY


Filed under: Iran
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