Topics and Guests for Tuesday, Jan. 7

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Stories for Tuesday, Jan. 7:

• Continuing to be defiant, North Korea warned the world on Tuesday that sanctions the U.N. demands "mean a war," as South Korea continued its effort to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff by sending another top diplomat to Washington. South Korea's national security adviser will meet with his U.S. counterpart, Condoleezza Rice, among other White House officials in Washington. He will then travel to Tokyo for more talks with South Korea's other key ally.

• Two senators are asking Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for more information about Gulf War pilot Michael Scott Speicher, whom the U.S. Navy declared captured a decade after listing him as dead. Speicher's F/A-18 was shot down on the opening night of the Gulf War in 1991. The military originally said Speicher died but changed his status last fall, given the absence of evidence he was killed in the crash.

"It's not only for Scott; it's for every person who wears the uniform," said Sen. Pat Roberts, the new Senate Intelligence Committee chairman. "This is the culmination of the longest effort to raise the absolute belief in the value of individual life, because we left somebody behind."

• Police hunted for a go-go dancer Monday after a 7-year-old boy in her care was found dead in a plastic storage bin and his two brothers were discovered, beaten and starving, in a locked basement room. An arrest warrant was issued for the 41-year-old woman police allege beat and burned the three boys, who had been entrusted to her by their mother — her cousin — months earlier. The details on that story and more…

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