Topics: Nov. 17

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• President Bush carried his battle over the build-up to the war in Iraq across the Pacific Thursday, blasting Democrats once again for claiming the White House distorted pre-war intelligence. And Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday the accusation is "one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city." Carl Cameron has the details tonight.

• Then, Iraq's Shiite interior minister accused critics Thursday of exaggerating reports of torture at a lockup seized by U.S. troops last weekend, saying inmates included both Shiites and Sunnis and only a handful showed signs of abuse. Mike Emanuel has more from the Pentagon.

• And Bob Woodward, from exposing a presidential cover-up in Watergate to being forced to apologize to his own paper for failing to tell his editor that he had vital information about a major story. Many of the people who have always backed this man, now are sharpening their knives. Jim Angle has a report.

• Plus, an influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Brian Wilson tells us who it is.

• And the congressional investigation of the activities of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is accused of taking money from Indian tribes while secretly instigating legislative opposition to their activities, took an emotional turn on Capitol Hill. Major Garrett explains why.

• Then, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain concerned over a 1985 memo on issues of abortion and affirmative action by Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Megyn Kendall has the latest.

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