[Intelligence-Reform]

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Congress returns to work today- with an intelligence reform bill looming large. The bill incorporates recommendations from the 9/11 commission.. but as Susan Roberts tells us- it has yet made it to the house floor.

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[IN Q=On Capitol Hill...]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Pat Roberts/Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman; :19]
[SUPER=09-Rep. Nancy Pelosi/(D) California/Fox News Sunday; :50]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Eckert/9-11 Widow; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News;1:22]
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(( ON CAPITOL HILL.. THE INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL.. HAS ONE LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE DEBATING WHETHER TO VOTE ON LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ENACT THE SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMISSIONS TERROR FIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS.
SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY IF THE BILL MAKES IT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR.. ITS A DONE DEAL.

(Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman)

Sen. ROBERTS: 10:41:37 The president is for it. I think if it came to a vote, it would pass the House and it would make--it would obviously pass the Senate.
BUT LAST MONTH HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT REFUSED TO BRING THE BILL TO A VOTE WHEN POWERFUL REPUBLICANS RAISED OBJECTIONS.
DUNCAN HUNTER WHO HEADS THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CONTENDS A NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CHIEF OVERSEEING PENTAGON SPY AGENCIES COULD INTERFERE WITH THE MILITARY CHAIN OF COMMAND.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT LEGISLATION ARGUE NATIONAL SECURITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TURF BATTLES.

(Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)//Courtesy Fox News Sunday)

PELOSI 20:28:45 Every day we delay our country is less safe. Speaker Hastert knows that. The president knows that. They just haven't convinced all of the Republicans.
THIS WEEKEND THE PRESIDENT MADE A PUBLIC PLEA FOR THE INTELLIGENCE OVERHAUL IN HIS WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS.. AND TOP HOUSE AIDES LAUNCHED BACK CHANNEL EFFORTS TO GET CONSERVATIVE HOLDOUTS IN LINE.
AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE.. FAMILY MEMBERS OF 9/11 VICTIMS GATHERED TO SAY THEYD HAD ENOUGH.

(Beverly Eckert, 9/11 Widow)
ECKERT SOT: 01:36 I dont want their to be any more widows like me I

want a bill passed in Washington that will make us all safer
STAND-UP CLOSE: 9/11 VICTIMS FAMILY MEMBERS WILL COME HERE TO CAPITOL HILL TODAY.. CARRYING A PETITION FOR SPEAKER HASTERT TO CALL A VOTE ON THE BILL. IF CONGRESS FAILS TO PASS INTELLIGENCE REFORM THIS YEAR LEGISLATORS WILL HAVE TO START FROM SCRATCH NEXT YEAR. SUSAN ROBERTS CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))




[Bush-Iraq]


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Today President Bush welcomes Iraq's Interim President to the White House.
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]

While other Sunni politicians in Iraq are calling for a delay in the vote -- and some are threatening a boycott -- President Ghazi al-Yawer (GAH'-zee ahl YOW'-ur) says waiting beyond January 30th would be a mistake. On the ground in Iraq a new wave of insurgent attacks has left at least 70 Iraqis dead. The attacks appeared to be aimed at scaring off those who work with Americans ahead of next month's elections.
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[11Eavesdropping]


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A tentative settlement has reportedly been reached in a lawsuit filed by state Democrats against Republicans -- over eavesdropping incidents more than two years ago. Sources say the settlement calls for the Democratic plaintiffs to be paid a total of about 750-thousand dollars, but no agreement has been signed yet. The lawsuit has been set for a two-day trial beginning Thursday in federal court in Richmond. The lawsuit centers on whether Republicans listened in on Democrats' phone calls.

[11County-Schools]


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A recent State of the County address included a glowing review of Roanoke County schools, but School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says the system can't afford to rest on its laurels.
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Canada joined Supervisor Chairman Richard Flora in the address to members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He says there are many challenges -- including overcrowding in a number of county schools.
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[IN Q=William Byrd High School for example]

((WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL FOR EXAMPLE HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR. AND THEY HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. 200 STUDENTS AT WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL IN JUST TWO SCHOOL YEARS, SO OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AT WILLIAM BYRD TO RELIEVE THE CROWDING OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=relieve the crowding out there.]
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Canada says SOL testing is a continuing challenge. He also hopes the board can address enrollment issues in south county, and find more funding to improve teacher salaries.

[Marketwatch]


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In business news, United Airlines announces jobs cuts. And retailers will have to pay more to carry Maytag appliances.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in today's Marketwatch
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[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]


((THE HIGH COST OF STEEL IS BITING INTO MAYTAG'S BOTTOM LINE... NEXT YEAR THE COMPANY PLANS TO CHARGE RETAILERS A BIT MORE TO CARRY MAYTAG APPLIANCES.
IN AN EFFORT TO CUT COSTS AND PULL OUT OF BANKRUPTCY UNITED AIRLINES SAYS IT'S LAYING OFF 825 EMPLOYEES AT ITS SECOND BIGGEST HUB, DENVER INTERNATIONAL. THE JOB CUTS TAKE EFFECT NEXT MONTH.
U-S STOCKS ENDED FRIDAY HIGHER DESPITE POTENTIALLY TROUBLING SIGNS ABOUT THE U-S ECONOMY...
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 7...
THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 4.
THE DOLLAR DIPPED TO A NEW RECORD LOW AGAINST THE EURO, AND NOVEMBER JOB ADDITIONS WERE WELL BELOW EXPECTATIONS.
CRUDE OIL CLOSED THE DAY NEAR A 3 MONTH LOW... AT $42.54 A BARREL.
IBM COULD BE TRYING TO GET OUT OF AN INDUSTRY IT HELPED PIONEER....IBM IS SAID TO BE IN TALKS TO PUT ITS P-C BUSINESS ON THE BLOCK IN A 1 TO 2-BILLION DOLLAR DEAL. IBM IS REPORTEDLY NEGOTIATING WITH AT LEAST TWO COMPANIES, ONE OF THEM BEING LENOVO GROUP, CHINA'S BIGGEST P-C MAKER.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM... IN NEW YORK, I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Baseball-Steroids]


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E-R-As and R-B-Is will be the last thing on the minds of baseball's higher up when they meet today in Phoenix.
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The head of the baseball players union says steroid use will be on the agenda when the board meets. Revelations in the San Francisco Chronicle last week linked three star athletes to performance enhancing drugs. Baseball is one of the only sports that does not require mandatory testing for banned substances. Arizona Senator John McCain says Congress will take action if Major League Baseball doesn't step up efforts to halt steroid use by players.
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[11Tower-Complaint]


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Roanoke Regional Airport's new tower went on-line over the weekend, and one Roanoke man says he now has an unwelcome visitor at night.
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[SOT 01:05:32]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]

((DONALD POWELL:BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT.))
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Those blue and white lights are the rotating lights on top of the new air control tower. Donald Powell says they shine directly into his bedroom.
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[SOT 01:08:15]
[IN Q=It would be like having]

((DONALD POWELL:IT WOULD BE LIKE HAVING, FIFTY FEET OVER, HAVING A POLICE CAR PARKED IN THE ROAD. FIFTY FEET OVER WITH ITS LIGHTS BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING. THAT'S ABOUT THE AFFECT YOU WOULD GET.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Powell/Homeowner]
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[OUT Q=about the affect you would get.]
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[VO-NAT]

Powell and his wife say they've been losing sleep -- and HE has even retired to the den of his house to try and catch a wink. Powell says he's contacted government officials, the FAA, and numerous others-- not in search of money, just an apology.
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[11Wythe-Deputy]


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Over the past ten years, the family of a Wythe County deputy killed in the line of duty have had to adjust to the changes in their lives. Now they want to make sure that not only is the officer remembered -- but grieving families as well. Jeremy Butterfield has the story.
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[IN Q=Karla Turman's...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Victim's Daughter; :07]
[SUPER=04-December 1994; :26]
[SUPER=20-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; 1:41]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Karla Turman's father, Deputy Clifford Dicker, was killed in the line of duty.
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[SOT 01:57:36]
[IN Q=December 6th 1994 my]

((KARLA TURMAN:DECEMBER 6TH 1994 MY DAD WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. AND I JUST THINK THAT PEOPLE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT SACRIFICES POLICE OFFICERS DO MAKE EVERY DAY AND SOMETIMES SOME PEOPLE JUST PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=pay the ultimate price.]

Turman's father died while making an arrest of fifteen year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler. Turman says her dad had brought in Wheeler before and knew the boy fairly well. Wheeler shot and killed Deputy Dicker during the arrest and has been serving out his sentence at the Sussex State Prison in Waverly.
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[SOT 01:58:53]
[IN Q=But for me I just]

((KARLA TURMAN:BUT FOR ME I JUST TOOK FOR GRANTED LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO THAT HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND HE WAS GOING TO DO HIS DUTY AND THAT HE WOULD BE HOME.))
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[OUT Q=that he would be home.]

Turman has been able to get through the ordeal with the support of family, friends, and also a national group known as C-O-P-S, or Concerns of Police Survivors.
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[IN Q=They have seminars.]

((KARLA TURMAN:THEY HAVE SEMINARS. DIFFERENT SEMINARS THAT YOU CAN GO TO AND SUPPORT GROUPS. THEY HAVE FROM IF IT JUST HAPPENED HOW TO GET THROUGH THOSE FIRST FEW MONTHS TO IF IT'S BEEN LONGER LIKE I HAVE, YOU KNOW, MOVING ON MOVING PAST IT.))
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[OUT Q=moving on moving past it.]

Also helping Turman move past that day ten years ago is the Wythe County Sheriff's office. A memorial and a scholarship fund have been set up in Deputy Dicker's name to remember the fallen officer and father.


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[SOT 02:04:31]
[IN Q=I try and not dwell]

((KARLA TURMAN:I TRY AND NOT DWELL ON HOW HE WAS KILLED AND I TRY AND JUST DWELL ON THE FACT THAT HE IS GONE. I MEAN, HE WAS MY DAD. YES HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND A HERO TO MANY BUT TO ME HE WAS DADDY.))
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[OUT Q=but to me he was my daddy.]


Turman knows her father died doing his duty and she, like many others, want to remind citizens that police are more than just officers of the law, they are family. Jeremy Butterfield, News7, Roanoke.))


[11Farm-License]


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The Farm Bureau recently unveiled a new license plate to promote agriculture in the Commonwealth.
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Farm Bureau members got their first look at the new tag during the organization's annual convention at the Homestead.
And they began filling out some of the 350 applications that will be needed to ensure production.
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[IN Q=Virginia agriculture]

((VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES 36 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY EVERY YEAR. FORESTRY CONTRIBUTES 30. 5 BILLION, SO WE THOUGHT WHAT GREATER WAY TO PROMOTE THE INDUSTRY THAN TO HAVE A LICENSE PLATE TO KEEP IT OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Smith/Virginia Farm Bureau;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to keep it out there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tags are available to any Virginia resident for 25 dollars plus normal registration fees.
The Farm Bureau hopes to have enough applications by the first of the year.
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[Biz-Brief]


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In business news, job growth slowed in November. Stan Case has more on that plus Friday's closing numbers in today's business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

(( U-S TECH STOCKS CLOSED SLIGHTLY HIGHER FRIDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED SEVEN-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ ADDED FOUR.


THE GOVERNMENT REPORTS JOB GROWTH SLOWED CONSIDERABLY IN NOVEMBER...WITH A REPORTED GAIN OF 112-THOUSAND JOBS. THAT'S FAR BELOW THE 200-THOUSAND INCREASE FORECAST BY ECONOMISTS IN A BRIEFING-DOT-COM SURVEY.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT ALSO REVISED DOWN THE NUMBER OF NEW JOBS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER BY 20-THOUSAND AND 34-THOUSAND JOBS, RESPECTIVELY.
AND IT SAID THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINED ABOUT THE SAME AT FIVE-POINT-FOUR PERCENT.


THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS I-B-M IS LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS IT PIONEERED.
CITING SOURCES CLOSE TO NEGOTIATIONS, THE NEWSPAPER REPORTS THE COMPANY IS SEEKING TO SELL ITS PERSONAL COMPUTER BUSINESS IN A DEAL THAT COULD BE WORTH AS MUCH AS TWO BILLION DOLLARS.
BIG BLUE IS CURRENTLY THE NUMBER THREE P-C MAKER, BEHIND DELL AND HEWLETT-PACKARD.
IBM'S PRIMARY BUSINESS IS PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.


SHARES OF INTEL SOARED MORE THAN FIVE-PERCENT FRIDAY, AFTER IT RAISED FOURTH-QUARTER EARNINGS GUIDANCE LATE THURSDAY.
INTEL, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF SEMICONDUCTORS USED TO POWER P-C'S AND SERVERS, RAISED THE MIDPOINT OF ITS ESTIMATE FROM EIGHT-POINT-NINE BILLION DOLLARS TO NINE-POINT-FOUR BILLION DOLLARS.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[5-Alleghany-Hospital]


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Alleghany Regional Hospital is showing off some equipment usually reserved for larger hospitals.
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

After years of using a portable M-R-I scanner, the hospital has installed a more powerful, state of the art scanner. In addition, all of the images are digital, doing away with the need for film.
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[IN Q=You don't have to wait...]

((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR FILM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THE FILM, WE CAN DIGITIZE THAT OR SEND IT VIA AN INTERNET CONNECTION, OR BURN IT ONTO A CD, AND PUT IT IN YOUR HAND AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jackson/Alleghany Regional Hospital CEO;]
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[OUT Q=and take it with you.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new machine is also more powerful than some others in the region -- which allows for greater detail in images, and real-time results. The new machine went on-line in late October. The hospital held an open house Thursday for the community to get a peek at the new equipment.
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[Healthy-Living]


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Constant daily stress may be doing more that giving you gray hair and increasing your risk of disease. Now a new study in the National Academy of Sciences says it may also accelerate aging.
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[Take FS Healthy Living] Christy Feig has the details in today's healthy living.

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[SUPER=01-Darlene Hong/Study Participant; :13]
[SUPER=01-Elissa Epel/University of California San Francisco; :49]
[SUPER=01-Christy Feig/Reporting; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=Christy Feig, CNN, Washington.]

((
DARLENE HONG KNOWS THE TYPICAL STRESS OF A WORKING MOTHER... BUT ADD TO THAT THE ADDITIONAL DAILY PRESSURES OF CARING FOR HER YOUNGEST SON TERRANCE, WHO HAS AUTISM.
you never can let your guard down. you never can, every day you have to be spontaneous and very quick
RESEARCHERS AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO WANTED TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT KIND OF EFFECT THAT CHRONIC STRESS MIGHT HAVE ON THE BODY.
SO THEY TOOK HONG AND 38 OTHER WOMEN LIKE HER WHO CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN EVERY DAY ... AND 19 SIMILAR WOMEN WITH HEALTHY CHILDREN...AND ASKED THEM TO RATE HOW OVERWHELMED THEY FELT BY DAILY LIFE
THEN THEY TOOK CELLS FROM THE WOMEN... BECAUSE AT THE ENDS OF CHROMOSOMES INSIDE CELLS ARE SOMETHING CALLED TELOMERES... WHICH GET SHORTER, AS CELLS DIVIDE--THAT'S HOW SCIENTISTS CAN JUDGE THE AGE OF A CELL.
for the women under the highest stress their cells did appear to be aged about a decade older.
BUT IT'S NOT THE STRESS ITSELF THAT MATTERS MOST... IT'S HOW STRESSFUL YOU THINK IT REALLY IS.
many of our caregivers had low levels of perceived stress and low levels of cell aging so how we perceive stress is a very important factor in protecting our health.
LIKE ALL NEW MEDICAL FINDINGS, THE RESULTS MUST STILL BE CONFIRMED, BUT EXPERTS SAY WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS FINDING BUFFERS TO STRESS, WHETHER IT'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS, EXERCISE, MEDITATION, OR EVEN MEDICINE. CHRISTY FEIG, CNN, WASHINGTON.))


[Tape tosses to bump] [bump] [comm] [3-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
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Here's what's making news on this Monday, December 6th .
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.;]


Congress returns to work today ...with an intelligence reform bill looming large. The bill incorporates recommendations from the 9/11 commission.. but has yet made it to the house floor. The president and other powerful lawmakers are urging the house pass the legislation this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

Today President Bush welcomes Iraq's interim president to the White House. He is an influential sunni trying to get Iraqis promising to boycott elections to participate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The baseball players union will address steroid use when they meet today in Phoenix. This after the San Francisco Chronicle linked three-star athletes to performance enhancing drugs.
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