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Wednesday, August 31:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

We'll have the fallout from Hurricane Katrina's (search) destruction in states along the Gulf Coast and we'll take a look at what state and federal governments must do to help recovery efforts.

Today the president meets with a task force of cabinet secretaries and others involved in the response to Katrina. Carl Cameron has a report.

Then, Rick Leventhal reports from Biloxi, Mississippi (search), where it now appears is the location of the highest death toll at this time.

Plus, Molly Henneberg has an update on how the hurricane refugees that have ended up in Baton Rouge are doing and what the future may hold for them.

Also, Shepard Smith is live outside the Superdome to tell us of the plight of New Orleans residents coming up out of the water after being trapped in their homes for two days. They come out to find a sun-baked elevated highway with no food, no water, no facilities and no help in sight.

And from Iraq, Mike Emanuel reports the latest news out of Iraq after Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari (search) declared three days of mourning after more than 800 people died in a stampede on a bridge in Baghdad today.

Also, as civil rights and women's rights groups meet to talk about the nomination of John Roberts (search) to the Supreme Court, staffs of various Democratic senators sort nearly 40,000 questions submitted through their website by Americans which will be delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee for use during Roberts' confirmation hearing. Jim Angle has the story.

Then, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton (search) last week proposed sweeping changes to the set of reforms under consideration by the world body for the last six months. James Rosen explains that the changes Bolton wants to enact reflect his background in arms control and counter-terrorism policy; but critics claim Bolton's proposals will shortchange anti-poverty programs and represent, more broadly, an effort by the U.S. to impose its will on the U.N. at the eleventh hour.

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

—Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

—Nina Easton, deputy Washington Bureau chief for the Boston Globe

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”

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Anchored by Washington news veteran Brit Hume, "Special Report with Brit Hume" provides an in-depth look at the day's news and offers a daily topical discussion of political issues impacting the nation.

Hume serves as host to key newsmakers, political pundits and FOX News contributors exchanging views about political matters from taxes and Social Security to international affairs and the political scandal of the day.

Hume brings a historical perspective to the political scene that is rarely rivaled. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he has covered the policies, procedures and players in the national game called politics for more than 30 years. The Baltimore Sun referred to him as "the very personification of the political establishment."

Each program features a two-minute segment called The Grapevine, which reels off the latest outrageous news nuggets, political poll results and in-the-Beltway gossip that viewers will not see on any other news program. The New York Daily News describes The Grapevine as a must see that, "will make you sound smart around the water cooler… the next day."

FOX News' Team Washington provides live reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and key federal agencies. Seasoned correspondents, including Carl Cameron, Wendell Goler and Major Garrett, explore political hot spots, races and legislative battles being waged around the nation and abroad.

Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

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— Guests and topics are subject to change