Topics: May 16

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Newsweek has acknowledged errors and apologized for a story that alleged U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay desecrated the Koran (search). The accusations resulted in protests in Afghanistan that left 15 people dead. The Pentagon describes the reporting as "irresponsible" and is investigating, while the White House says the magazine should retract the story. Carl Cameron will have more on the story.

Plus, we’ll also talk to former ABC correspondent Robert Zelnick, of the Boston University Department of Journalism, about Newsweek’s mistakes.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (search) is proposing to close and shrink hundreds of bases to create a leaner, more cost-effective force. If accepted, the plan would alter the domestic military landscape. Bret Baier has the details.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (search) and others are speaking out against Republicans who they claim are abusing their power. Major Garrett takes a look at judicial nominations, which are expected to be debated late Tuesday on the Senate floor.

To the dismay of fellow Democrats and breaking with party leaders, Democratic congressman Robert Wexler (search) is releasing his plan to revise Social Security at a speech before 300 senior citizens in Florida. Jim Angle has the story.

Plus, correspondent Anita Vogel has a report on the Los Angeles mayoral runoff, which incumbent Mayor James Hahn (search) finds himself facing off against Antonio Villaraigosa (search) again. Four years ago Hahn won by seven percentage points, but now polls show him down by double digits.

Also, we’ll have a report from Eric Shawn on the latest in the U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) saga.

And we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's political headlines:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Mara Liasson , national political reporter for NPR

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

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