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It took two months, but Iraq finally names Jalal Talabani (search) as the new interim president. So, are they on the right track? We'll ask Ambassador James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation and former envoy to post-war Afghanistan.

Then, a new initiative may require travelers to carry official papers when entering or re-entering the U.S. from border countries. But will these passport requirements improve homeland security? Asa Hutchinson, former undersecretary of Border and Transportation Security, weighs in.

And, a lot of politicians want to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral; however, due to limited space, not everyone can. Lots of behind the scenes bickering occurring, but it all comes down to protocol and politics. FOX News' Heather Nauert has more.

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Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show "The Big Story with John Gibson."

Airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, "The Big Story" gives you expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth interviews and reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

"The Big Story with John Gibson" is one of the reasons that FOX News Channel is the most watched news network in daytime.

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