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Thursday, May 26:

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

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' (search) visit to the White House signals a substantial change in U.S.--Palestinian relations. Carl Cameron explains why.

Then, debate began Wednesday and resumed today, but it's still not certain whether John Bolton (search) has enough votes to close the debate on his nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. James Rosen takes a look at the debate.

The Senate confirmed one judicial nomination this week, so what's next on the remaining nominations? Major Garrett has a report.

Plus, Bret Baier has the latest on confirmed reports that Al Qaeda’s number one man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search) is wounded, but the question remains if Zarqawi has been replaced as Iraq’s terror leader.

And Americans United for Separation of Church and State (search) are fighting a congressional allocation of $10 million to repair California’s 21 historic missions because some of the mission buildings still have active Roman Catholic congregations. William LaJeunesse has a fair and balanced report.

A prominent Ohio official is on the hot seat tonight over an investment he made in rare coins on behalf of a state agency. The investment was profitable enough, but now some of it seems to have disappeared. Correspondent Steve Brown investigates.

Also, Brit sits down with Byron York of the National Review to discuss the filibuster deal's effect on the John Bolton nomination. Does it help or hurt Bolton?

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

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

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

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