Topics and Guests: Jan. 13

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Iran threatened on Friday to block inspections of its nuclear sites if confronted by the U.N. Security Council because of its atomic activities. We'll have a report on Iran's latest threat and analysis from Ken Pollack, author and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

President Bush met with new German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday. This is Merkel's first official visit to Washington since taking office in November 2005. The two leaders discussed a wide variety of issues including Iran. Carl Cameron has the details.

And Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearings wound toward a close today with testimony from law professors, former colleagues and a representative of an abortion rights group. Megan Kendall has a report.

Then, a U.S. Army reconnaissance helicopter went down near Mosul in northern Iraq today while aiding Iraqi police who came under hostile fire, and its two pilots were killed. Bret Baier has more from the Pentagon.

Also, Major Garrett continues his reports on GOP House leadership and the contest for House majority leader. Who will replace Tom DeLay for the key House post?

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