November 15th, 2010
10:16 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Living in a $500K closet with mom

Diminutive dwelling - If you think your house is too small you may think again after you meet Fuyuhito Moriya. He’s a 39-year-old man who not only lives in this tiny home … but he lives there with his mother. Together, they’ve built a three-story home on a patch of land the size of a parking space. The two take tidy to a whole new level, owning only two coffee mugs.

 

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November 15th, 2010
09:41 AM ET

On the Radar: Suu Kyi, Fort Hood, Rangel, lame ducks

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent much of the last two decades under house arrest.

Still open for dialogue - Freed activist Aung San Suu Kyi said she would continue working on matters of democracy and human rights in Myanmar and doesn’t worry about being detained again.

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest for her dogged opposition to authoritarian rule in Myanmar. She insists all parties  - both inside and outside of the country - must continue working together.

Suu Kyi said she’d like to begin engaging Gen. Than Shwe, Myanmar's top military leader and head of state, in dialogue.

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November 15th, 2010
09:14 AM ET

TSA fights opt-out campaign, looks at new security 'options'

Passengers and pilots have already expressed discomfort with TSA’s revealing full-body scanners and too-close-for-comfort pat downs. Now, at least one is doing so publicly.

Over the weekend, a 31-year-old man refused a pat down at a San Diego airport. After threatening a TSA agent, he left the airport with a $10,000 fine. The cell phone video where he tells a TSA agent, don't "touch my junk," has gone viral.

Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano is speaking out, too. She wrote a USA Today column defending pat downs and scanners and asking passengers for their patience.

TSA Administrator John Pistole, who meets with Napolitano Monday, told American Morning's John Roberts how TSA is changing its tone with passengers.

Pistole responds to passengers planning a "National Opt-Out Day" in protest of the scanners and Capt. Sully Sullenberger's recent comments that he didn't understand the purpose of screening pilots.

November 15th, 2010
05:52 AM ET

World update: Kidnap couple recuperate after release by pirates

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Monday:

Was ransom paid for Chandlers?: Paul and Rachel Chandler, the British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2009, are currently recuperating at the UK High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, after they were released. The couple's family would not comment on whether a ransom had been paid.

Ireland debt crisis: Irish officials have said the country does not need an EU or IMF bailout despite spiralling bond rates and banking debt.

Nigeria cholera deaths: More than 1,500 people have now died from cholera in northern Nigeria during one of the worst outbreaks for several years.

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