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October 5th, 2009
10:20 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Underground America

Eliza Browning
AC360° Associate Producer

Las Vegas Boulevard – also known as “The Strip” – is known for its glitz, glamour and lure of hitting the jackpot. But a world exists beneath this iconic area – it has also become home to those down on their luck. Homeless are living in the flood channels that run beneath the city, where many of them have built elaborate shelters deep in the dark labyrinths.

Many of the people who have settled underground are driven here by unemployment, drugs and mental illness. Gary Tuchman talks to one man who created a 400-square foot space with a living room, bedroom and kitchen in a soot-covered section of tunnel practically under the casino-lined boulevard.

Eight U.S. troops and two members of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in Afghanistan during a highly-organized attack on Saturday. It was the largest number of Americans killed by hostile action in a single day since July 2008. On Sunday, National Security Adviser James Jones told John King on CNN’s “State of the Union,” that there is no immediate danger of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban.

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Sound Off: Your comments

Editor's Note: Many of you weighed in with comments on David Letterman after Friday night's AC360°. The majority commended him for “fessing up” to his affairs. Many of you were not surprised that Chicago did not get the 2016 Olympics bid, viewers were not surprised and believed that the violence in Chicago was one of the reason the city was not selected. What do you think? Let us know!
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I commend Mr. Letterman for going ahead and addressing the issue with honesty. He is human and I respect him for admitting his "sin" publicly, rather than putting us through the guessing game like Clinton, Edwards, Jackson, and the other high profile men who lie for weeks and months about their promiscuity, and then we find out that the allegations are true. Shame on Letterman for being a man and cheating, but good for him for being a man and "fessing up". He can and will be forgiven....

Dave Lettermen is great at deflecting cheating on his wife to say the story is really about extortion. Wonder if Sarah Palin, one of his favorite targets is having a good day.

HI, my question is this: Why does no one ask how Mr. Haldeman, the accused extortionist in the Letterman case, managed to get past at least some level of security around Dave Letterman's car, then managed to get into it, in order to leave the alleged package and blackmail letter? Letterman is too well off and too familiar with stalker and kidnap issues in his life not to at least have a well-locked car. Where was it parked that the container with "stuff" in it was so easily put in the back seat? It seems a bit contrived and therefore raises my suspicion about the whole alleged situation. It sounds like a setup, quite frankly. Do ask this question for me at some point!

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