Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jim Angle reports: As expected, North Korea pulls out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and raises the global temperature a bit higher still when it warns that any American action against it "would lead to the Third World War." How did the White House respond?

Plus:

• New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is hosting a second day of talks with North Korean officials.

• About 7,000 Marines at Camp Lejeune have been ordered to board ships and await deployment orders to the Persian Gulf.

• Fighting back against corruption allegations that could cost him the premiership, Ariel Sharon accuses the opposition Labor Party of slander, before being yanked off the air by a judge monitoring fairness in Israel's election campaign.

• Outgoing Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who declared a moratorium on death-row executions in January 2000, is expected to pardon four death-penalty inmates.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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