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May 6th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Saving marine wildlife from oil spill

(CNN) – It will be ground zero for oily sea mammals all along the Gulf Coast. One of the country's top marine wildlife rehabilitation center's is bracing for a possible onslaught of injured dolphins, manatees and turtles. Our Rob Marciano got a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.

Read more: Containment dome shipped out to capture leaking oil

Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill • U.S.
May 6th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Flooding damages Nashville's musical landmarks

(CNN) – As flood waters recede, people across Tennessee are beginning to assess the damage, which in many cases is catastrophic. 19 people have died in Tennessee alone in some of the worst flooding the state has ever seen.

Nashville is one of the areas hardest hit. The damage there could top a billion dollars. Among the casualties of the disastrous flooding is the Grand Ole Opry, the music city's historical landmark and a mecca for country music performers and fans. Our Martin Savidge has the report from Nashville.

Read more: Nashville flood damage could top $1 billion

Filed under: U.S.
May 6th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Times Square bomb plot blunders

(CNN) – A new picture is emerging today of a bumbling, would-be Times Square bomber. Authorities believe that the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, made a dry run the day before, in what was supposed to be his getaway car. But besides not being able to get the bomb to work, he had another problem. Our Susan Candiotti has the report.

Read more: Source: Bomb suspect made dry run

Filed under: Terrorism • U.S.
May 6th, 2010
05:48 AM ET

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[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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."]

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Phoenix Suns wear 'Los Suns' jerseys on Cinco de Mayo in response to an immigration law recently passed in Arizona."]

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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Filed under: LIVE Blog • Top Stories
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