Topics and Guests for October 18

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Nearly two years after U.S. forces cornered Saddam Hussein (search) in a hole in the ground, the Butcher of Baghdad is about to face his first trial for war crimes. Saddam and seven members of his former regime will face charges of killing nearly 150 people from a mainly Shiite town in 1982. They could face the death penalty if convicted in this case, which is the first of several under investigation. We'll get the legal breakdown from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' senior judicial analyst.

Then, autopsy results reveal that attorney Daniel Horowitz's wife was beaten to death. Horowitz told The San Francisco Chronicle that his wife's wounds showed she "fought like hell." Now new details have surfaced in the investigation into who killed Pamela Vitale (search). We'll get the latest from former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Jim Hammer.

And, the White House just re-launched Supreme Court pick Harriet Miers (search). But there's already some confusion about her views, especially on abortion. So is her nomination in trouble? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

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