Topics: Nov. 14

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• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a diplomatic trip to the Mideast is urging Israelis and Palestinians to capitalize on the opportunity for peace and cooperation offered by Israel's unilateral pullout from the long-occupied Gaza Strip. Can Secretary Rice win a deal on Israeli-Palestinian border issues? James Rosen has a report.

• President Bush embarks today on an eight-day Asian trip with a full plate from preparing for a possible bird flu pandemic to boosting global free-trade talks. Carl Cameron has a preview of the trip in a live report from Kyoto, Japan.

• Then, in Iraq, a car bomb detonated near one of the main gates leading into the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, killing two South Africans and wounding three others working for a U.S. contractor. Bret Baier files this report from the Pentagon.

• And documents released today on Supreme Court justice nominee Samuel Alito revealed that he was proud to have worked on cases that argued there is no constitutional right to an abortion. What do these comments mean for the future of his nomination? Megyn Kendall has a report.

• Also, a leading critic of the Bush administration's handling of the war, Democratic Senator Carl Levin is stating some tough rhetoric these days. How much is actually true? Brian Wilson takes a look.

• Plus, the French Cabinet today approved a three-month extension of emergency police powers to subdue the wave of suburban unrest that has swept the country, despite a gradual fall-off in the level of violence. Greg Palkot has the latest from Paris.

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