Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

American troops advance toward Baghdad engage in fierce street-to-street battles with Iraqi militants -- as a few U.S. military units cross into the "red zone" within 50 miles of the capital.

Plus:

• U.S. Marines wage a firefight against Iraqi forces in and around the town of Diwaniyah and take at least 20 prisoners.

• U.S. soldiers shoot and kill at least seven Iraqi women and children at a checkpoint in southern Iraq in an episode that reflects the military's nervousness over the danger of suicide attacks.

• Allied warplanes and missiles blast targets in Baghdad, including Iraq's Olympic headquarters, one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, and what was believed to be an Air Force officers club.

• Congress is balking at giving President Bush the unfettered control he wants over money for the war with Iraq and the global confrontation with terrorism.

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