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Today's coverage: Cheney, credit cards, border fence, foreclosures

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• Coming tomorrow: Liam Stack reports on the 70 percent of Algerian youths who are unemployed. Can the government create enough jobs to keep them there – or will they go to Europe to find work?

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• Amid Republican disarray, the former vice president is stepping to the fore to defend the Bush administration – and his own – legacy, and to once again knock Democrats off stride. It's an unprecedented role for a former veep. Linda Feldmann looks at why is he so intent on justifying Bush actions and what effect is he having.

• The wave of foreclosures continues to sweep over the land. Ron Scherer looks at why it's still dragging so many homeowners down, and why there's still no end in sight.

• Astronauts working on the Hubble telescope test out the new camera. Peter Spotts will report after the 5:00 pm EST press briefing.

Gail Chaddock is following credit card legislation making its way through Congress. She is finding concern that it may make it especially difficult for young people to get credit. Coming Friday morning.

Gordon Lubold is reporting on the VA's widely popular new GI bill: Thousands of vets have applied for the generous provisions. But will it come at a cost? Come August 1, when the program goes into effect, active-duty vets may flock to schools, robbing the military of some of their best and brightest.

• The Bush administration pulled the plug on the "virtual fence" slated for construction along parts of the US-Mexico border, but now it's back. What gives? Dan Wood explores that question.

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