Topics: October 25

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• President Bush, bracing for the fallout when the U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 2,000, said today the Iraq war will require more sacrifice and rejected critics calling for a U.S. pullout. Carl Cameron has more.

• A day of reckoning may be approaching for Syria at the United Nations. Syria denies involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (search), even though the author of a U.N. report that blames Syrian officials says he has more than enough evidence. James Rosen has a report.

• While survivors of Hurricane Katrina meet with Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to warn Congress not to cut social programs which Gulf Coast residents need, the Senate "Fiscal Watch Taskforce," put together by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (search) is introducing a list of cuts to pay for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Brian Wilson has more on potential budget cuts.

• Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003. Does this implicate Cheney? Megyn Kendall investigates.

• Public discourse on the subject of Harriet Miers' nomination to the Supreme Court falls on two sides: those who do not have a vote are mounting vigorous resistance, while those who will vote are at least officially non-committal. FOX News correspondent Major Garrett has today's developments.

• Then, Senator Norm Coleman says that British MP George Galloway (search) lied to his committee when he said that he did not enrich himself with contracts in the Oil-for-Food program this past May. How is Galloway responding to the allegations? Eric Shawn has the details.

• And when Iraqis are the victims of terrorist attacks, it's hard to imagine what the insurgents are hoping to accomplish. FOX’s Reena Ninan looks at the impact on the local community as a result of Monday's suicide bombings at a pair of Baghdad hotels.

• California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) took his ballot initiatives directly to the people last night with televised town hall meetings, which included unrehearsed questions from voters and appearances by detractors on the stage. Claudia Cowan has a report.

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