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May 5th, 2010
05:58 AM ET

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[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/05/shahzad.art.jpg caption=" Questions remained in the days after the arrest of the Times Square bombing suspect, who was captured only minutes before his plane was to take off for Dubai."]

Questions surface over Times Square investigation

(CNN) – Questions remained in the days following the dramatic arrest of the Times Square bombing suspect, who was captured only minutes before his plane was due to take off for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Faisal Shahzad was able to board Emirates Flight 202 late Monday despite being put on a no-fly list earlier in the day, but at the time of his ticket purchase, the airline had not refreshed its information so his name did not raise any red flags, a senior counterterrorism official said.

Authorities had tailed Shahzad throughout the day, but lost him before he arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where he was ultimately arrested, the official said.

However, an FBI official responded that surveillance operations are designed with redundancies in place, and that agents had to avoid tipping off Shahzad that he was being followed. Read more

Children's medicine recall

If your kids have a cold or allergy right now, listen up. The Food and Drug Administration is slamming conditions at a factory that recalled Children's Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl. So just how safe is the medicine in your cabinet? We'll talk to a retired FDA consumer safety officer this morning. Read more

Make everyone an organ donor?

Every year in New York, 500 people die waiting for an organ transplant. One of our guests this morning is lucky she wasn't one of them. She was saved not once, but twice by donors. And her father hopes to save more lives by proposing a bill in the state assembly that would switch the organ donor system from "opt-in" to "opt-out." And that's creating quite a controversy.

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.


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