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It was an emotional scene last night when the Alabama crew finally stepped on U.S. soil for the first time since pirates attacked their ship last week, and they had to wrest it back under control. We have learned that the families got a tour of the White House following their arrival.
Captain Richard Phillips is still on board the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Bainbridge, currently in Kenya. We’ll be following his own journey home after it is mapped out.
Gary Tuchman heads to a shooting range near San Diego with a former Seal sniper trainer who will offer insight into just how the military was able to coordinate the shootout on the high seas which led to the rescue of the Captain. It will be an interesting report.
President Obama heads to Mexico today, his first trip south of the border, and Suzanne Malveaux will bring you all the news from his meetings.
Ed Lavandera has a story about American teenagers hired by drug cartels to smuggle across the border. We meet one young man who made these ‘drug runs’ from 15 to 17 yrs old, and earned 50,000 dollars doing it.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the headline speaker at a “right to life” dinner in Indiana. It’s her first major public eevent this year outside of Alaska, and some folks are speculating this could mean she is still serious about running for President in 2012. Candy Crowley is going to be at her speech tonight, and will bring you a live report.
Anderson is back tonight, we’ll have the above and more! See you at 10pet!
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