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A Kansas late-term abortion doctor named George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Wichita, Kansas-he was a long-time target of anti-abortion activists. There is a suspect in custody, Scott Roeder, held without bail and charged with first-degree murder.
Attorney General Eric Holder is ordering increased security for other individuals and abortion facilities across the nation following this shooting. Gary Tuchman is flying to Kansas to give you the latest on this story tonight.
GM is filing for bankruptcy-it will be the 3rd largest in US history. As part of the reorganization, the US government will gain 60% stake in the new company, and the pricetag for tax-payers is $30 billion. GM will cut 20,000 jobs and a dozen plants will go dark by the end of next year. Ali Velshi offers his analysis on all this.
An Air France passenger jet is missing, the airline says it received a message from the lost plane signaling an electric problem while going through an area of thunderstorms and turbulence. There were 228 people on board. This plane left Rio De Janeiro last night, and should’ve arrived in Paris early this morning. There is a search underway near the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.
We are never lacking in political news as well–Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a big week ahead. She will go to Capital Hill to woo Congressional members and make her case for confirmation.
British singing sensation Susan Boyle finished second on the show “Britain’s Got Talent” over the weekend. It was an anticlimactic ending for millions of fans who fell in love with her following a performance that became a huge Youtube hit. UK media report she is “exhausted and emotionally drained” and has been taken to a clinic. Oh, the price of fame. Richard Quest joins us tonight to offer his take.
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