Topics: October 21

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Rep. Tom DeLay (search) appeared in a Texas court this morning for the first time since indictment, but arraignment on conspiracy and money laundering charges was delayed pending a hearing on his request for a new judge in the politically charged case. Megyn Kendall has the latest.

• Plus, we’ll get analysis on DeLay’s chances of getting a new judge from Paul Burka, senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine.

• Also, it appears federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald (search), investigating who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, is moving away from the original charge of intentionally leaking a covert operative's name and now focusing on different charges. Carl Cameron has a report.

Then, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his South Korean counterpart on Friday hailed a promise by North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, but stressed the need for verifiable progress. Bret Baier has the details.

And the international community must find a way to hold Syrian authorities accountable for the death of a leading Lebanese reformer, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. Rice said she was deeply troubled by a U.N. report implicating Syria in the killing last February of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (search). James Rosen has a report.

And a defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's (search) mass murder trial has been found dead, his body dumped near a Baghdad mosque with two gunshots to the head. Reena Ninan has a report from Baghdad.

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