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December 15th, 2009
08:48 AM ET

Gitmo Detainees in Your Backyard

Detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison will be transferred to a prison in Illinois. The largely vacant maximum-security facility in northern Illinois will house both federal prisoners and Gitmo detainees.

Despite the fact it's nearly impossible to escape from a maximum security prison, are you worried bringing Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. will pose a security threat to the country?

Filed under: Tony Harris
December 15th, 2009
08:38 AM ET

Massive Recall

More than 50 million window blinds are being recalled after multiple reports of babies and toddlers dying from strangulation. The problem, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is caused by a space between the inner cord and the shade fabric on Roman shades. And on roll-up blinds – a large loop at the end of the cord can strangle young children. 5 children have died of strangulation from the Roman shades since 2006. And 3 children died from the roll-up blinds’ hazard since 2000.

Our question: Is a massive recall like this needed to protect children – or is simple common sense enough?

Post your comments here and Heidi will read some of them on the air.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
December 15th, 2009
07:07 AM ET

Gitmo Detainees in Your Backyard?

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Richard Durbin head to the White House today. They’ll firm up plans to move about 100 Guantanamo detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois. The deal could provide up to 2,000 jobs and up to $1 billion in federal money to the area.

Our question: would you want Guantanamo detainees moved to prisons near your home?

Filed under: Heidi Collins