Topics: August 12

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Friday, August 12:

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Cindy Sheehan (search), the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq, has her own anti-war vigil against President Bush held outside the president's Texas ranch. Some believe she appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the expense of her son's good name and reputation. This isn't her first time in the media spotlight. Carl Cameron reports.

And a top Shi'ite leader in Iraq has expressed support for federalism and the endorsement of militias in the country's constitution. Sunni leaders warn the Shi'ite position could postpone completion of the constitution, which is due next week. Bret Baier covers this and the latest news in Iraq.

Plus, Jim Angle reports the latest news on Judge John Roberts (search) as the Supreme Court nominee prepares for his upcoming confirmation hearing.

Then, Catherine Herridge has the latest from the allegations that the 9/11 Commission was told that a military intelligence unit had identified Mohamed Atta (search) and three other hijackers one year before the attacks.

And in Ohio there's an effort to strip the legislature of the power to re-draw congressional districts and put it in the hands of a court-appointed bipartisan board. Correspondent Steve Brown reports.

We'll also talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

—Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

—Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

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