August 26th, 2010
09:02 AM ET

On the Radar: Anti-Muslim stabbing, egg recall, Katrina

Anti-Muslim stabbing - A New York cab driver who was stabbed, allegedly after a passenger learned he was Muslim, will address the media Thursday afternoon at a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Shortly before the event, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to meet with the driver, Ahmed Sharif, according to the mayor's schedule. At the news conference, Sharif will call for an end to anti-Muslim rhetoric that has followed the plan to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from 9/11 ground zero.

Egg recall - Fresh eggs being produced by farms at the heart of a massive recall are making their way to consumers via facilities that pasteurize the eggs, process them and rid them of any possible salmonella. A half-billion eggs were recalled by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms during the salmonella scare.

Fresh eggs produced at those farms since the recall are being sold to "breaking plants" that break the eggshells, pasteurize the eggs and turn them into liquid or other form used in a variety of products, officials said.

Born into Katrina chaos - Robbie Prepas helped deliver babies at the New Orleans airport amid the chaos in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Today, five years after delivering those children, Prepas dwells not on the death and destruction that were so well-documented - but on the life that emerged. CNN's Wayne Drash will be taking a look at the first responders who helped during the hurricane and whether New Orleans is well-equipped to deal with another major storm.

Your 10-week to-do list - Strategists on both sides of the aisle weighed in this week on what President Obama and Republicans must do before the midterm elections to give their parties a boost. The 10-week to-do lists resulted in thousands of comments and suggestions from CNN readers, ranging from constructive to highly critical.

Readers suggested Obama look for a new job and put a muzzle on Vice President Joe Biden, while commenters providing advice for the GOP recommended a muzzle for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Mouthguards aside, readers also offered up practical guidance for Obama and the GOP. Here are some of the suggestions.

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  1. wasabiwahabi

    Why is CNN bent on doing story after story, day after day, about islam? Do they get a nickle for every convert? Would CNN do a story about someone converting to Judaism or Buddhism? Any article on someone embracing Matreya or Gutatama? CNN has become the American outpost of Al -Jezeera. There are many stabbings in NYC based on religion and race, but where is CNN for those people. Were this unfortunate guy not a muslim, CNN would not touch the story.

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