Topics: September 29

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Thursday, September 29:

John Glover Roberts Jr. (search) became the 17th chief justice of the United States today, overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate to lead the Supreme Court through turbulent social issues for generations to come. Jim Angle has a report.

• With John Roberts' approval to become the next chief justice of the United States, who will replace Sandra Day O'Connor (search) and become the next member of the nation's most exclusive club? Carl Cameron takes a look at the possibilities.

• Then, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search) was indicted Wednesday by a Texas grand jury on a charge of conspiring to violate political fundraising laws. DeLay stepped down from his post while the case is being investigated. Brian Wilson looks at the charges. What is legal and illegal?

• And Major Garrett continues his reporting on gas prices by looking at how the oil companies set with their prices and how this affects consumers.

• Plus, U.S. troops could begin coming home from Iraq next year, but it depends on conditions during and after the upcoming elections there, a top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress. Greg Kelly has a report.

• And Steve Brown has the latest from New Orleans in a live report.

• Then, it must have seemed like a good idea at the time: Hurricane Katrina (search) victims on cruise ships. But with a price tag over $200 million dollars and many not even using the ships, the idea is beginning to look like a massive boondoggle. William La Jeunesse has the details.

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