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North Korea (search) announced today that it has completed removing spent fuel rods from an atomic reactor, thereby enabling it to harvest more weapons-grade plutonium. Bret Baier has the details on the White House’s response.

And, Operation Matador (search) continues near the Syrian border in Iraq and as many as 100 insurgents have been killed since the offensive began. Andrew Stack has the latest from the region.

Plus, several women lawmakers joined forces today to urge an up or down vote on President Bush's two female judicial nominees — Priscilla Owen (search) and Janice Rogers Brown (search). Major Garrett has the details as the threat of the so-called nuclear option continues to loom in Washington.

And a terrorist scare in Washington as a Cessna flying in restricted airspace around the U.S. Capitol today forced the evacuation of several buildings around Washington, and caused some to question the city's evacuation procedures. Is Washington really prepared for terrorist attack? Brian Wilson takes a look.

A North Carolina pastor has resigned after nine members claimed they had their memberships revoked for their political views. Pastor Chan Chandler (search) reportedly told his parishioners during an October sermon that they should repent or resign if they planned to vote for John Kerry. Jonathan Serrie (search) has the details.

Canada's House of Commons narrowly approved a motion on Tuesday that instructed a parliamentary committee to recommend that Prime Minister Paul Martin's government resign. Steve Brown will explain why.

Plus, we'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the political news of the day:

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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