Wednesday, Dec. 8: Basketball Charges

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Basketball Charges: The prosecution is cracking down on both players and fans after November’s basket-brawl at the Indiana Pacers — Detroit Pistons (search) game. We’ll hear about the latest charges, plus — we’ll talk to FNC host Brian Kilmeade about the fallout from that game.

Mother Takes Stand: Scott Peterson’s mother takes the stand Wednesday for a dramatic day of testimony, while jurors are expected to begin deliberating on Thursday to decided Peterson’s fate.

The Dean Machine: Howard Dean (search) may have been down after losing his bid for the Democratic ticket, but he’s certainly not out as he speaking out with his vision for the future of the Democratic Party. FNC correspondent Major Garrett has the details.

Intel Reform: The House passed the intelligence reform bill (search) and now the legislation’s up for a vote in the Senate before making it to the president’s desk. The bill has bipartisan support, but some are asking if the intelligence overhaul will really make America safer? Correspondent Brian Wilson reports from Washington. Plus, we’ll talk to the 22-year veteran of the CIA who recently resigned and authored the book, “Imperial Hubris,” Michael Scheuer.

Student Slump: Some shocking statistics show that U.S. students are lagging behind in math skills than almost every other industrialized nation. Is America’s future power diminishing?

Church Vs. State: A history teacher is banned from talking about the Declaration of Independence in class in a Cupertino, California school. Is the school going too far too keep religion out of the classroom?

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