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Source: Bomb suspect made dry run
(CNN) – Faisal Shahzad made a practice run in Manhattan the day before he allegedly tried to blow up a car bomb in Times Square, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of his questioning.
Last Friday, Shahzad drove his white Isuzu from Connecticut through Times Square, where he staked out potential locations for the following night's planned attack, the source said. He then parked the Isuzu several blocks away from Times Square, though the precise location was unclear, and took a train back to Connecticut, the source said.
Separately, authorities in Pakistan have rounded up a number of people for questioning, as U.S. law enforcement officials sought Wednesday to piece together Shahzad's actions and motivations.
Iftikhar Mian, the father-in-law of the suspect, and Tauseef Ahmed, Shahzad's friend, were picked up in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, two intelligence officials said. Read more
Should athletes play politics? Ariz. immigration debate hits MLB & NBA
The world of politics is colliding with the world of sports over Arizona's controversial new immigration law. Last night, there were more protests at the Arizona Diamondbacks' game and the Phoenix Suns took to the court wearing jerseys reading "Los Suns," showing team solidarity with Latinos.
Politicians like former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson are debating the law, not just here on CNN, but also on ESPN. And both the controversy and the overlap with sports came up during President Obama's remarks about Cinco de Mayo.
The question this morning – should basketball or baseball, or any sport for that matter, get involved in politics? Our Carol Costello wants to know. Sound off below.
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