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Monday, October 9, 2006

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  • North Korea's Neighbors Denounce Nuclear Test
    In the wake of North Korea's announcement that it had conducted an underground nuclear test, the international community swiftly condemned the action. The test proceeded despite warnings Sunday from Japan and China. It's not clear how big the device was, or whether the test was successful.
  • United Nations Weighs North Korea Response
    President Bush swiftly condemned North Korea's reported nuclear weapons test, saying the United States would hold North Korea "fully accountable for the consequences of such action." Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council began drafting a resolution that could lead to further sanctions against North Korea.
  • Impact of the North Korea Test on U.S. Policy
    For U.S. reaction to the reported nuclear test in North Korea, Robert Siegel talks with Ambassador Christopher Hill. Hill is the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and the head of the U.S. delegation at the six-party talks with North Korea.
  • Experts Call for Changes to FDA Drug Approval
    A group of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration, along with the The New England Journal of Medicine, are calling for changes to the FDA's drug-approval process. The advisers say the current process has problems from start to finish, and has made five recommendations.
  • A Special Baseball Stadium Bird: The 'Ball Hawk'
    Most baseball games are played in ballparks full of fans cheering on one team or the other. But another kind of fan is loyal only to the fly ball: That's the ball hawk. One ball hawk, 36-year-old John Witt, has caught almost 2,800 Major League balls.
  • Abortion Issue Heats Up in South Dakota
    In South Dakota's election this year, voters must decide whether to keep or scrap a sweeping ban on abortion passed by the legislature last February. If voters approve it, the law could serve as a test case to challenge the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. But the campaign is proving to be more competitive than expected.
  • Kentucky Grapples with Confusion on Voter Lists
    For the first time this year, states are required to have centralized voter registration lists. In Kentucky, a state effort to eliminate duplicate registrations resulted in at least several hundred voters being mistakenly removed from the rolls. Confusion and lawsuits followed.
  • Economist Edmund Phelps Receives Nobel
    Robert Siegel talks with Columbia University professor Edmund Phelps, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. Phelps' work in the 1960s helped to better explain the relationship between inflation and unemployment, and had a profound impact on decisions made by corporate and government leaders.
  • Is the Nobel Sweep Over for Americans?
    So far, all of the Nobel prizes this year have gone to Americans. Nobel enthusiast and freelance writer Tatiana Divens of Vienna, Va., says we have probably reached the end of that sweep. The Nobel Committee is likely to pick someone outside of the United States and Europe for the final two prizes.
  • National Politics Play Out in Ohio Senate Race
    Incumbent Republican Michael DeWine and Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown are in a high-profile, neck-and-neck race for the U.S. Senate. It's an election that will help determine which party holds the majority of the chamber in January.

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