Today's agenda: North Korea's capacity, Palestinian summit, rights in China
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• Alexandra Marks is visiting the small Italian town that suffered a massive earthquake recently. Prime Minister Berlusconi's recent decision to move the upcoming G-8 Summit to the town is meant to help keep attention on the recovery effort, but life remains a struggle.Skip to next paragraph
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• The Supreme Court this week declined to step into a dispute over a Florida sheriff deputy's repeated use of an electroshock gun against a handcuffed, sobbing suspect, an episode captured on camera and available on the Internet. Warren Richey reviews what the law allows and doesn't allow in the use of Taser guns.
• Peter Grier is reviewing what scientists and nuclear experts in the West are gleaning from North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.
• Mark Trumbull reports on the deal between key GM bondholders and the company and the US Treasury. It doesn’t prevent a GM bankruptcy, but it does mean the Treasury is pushing hard for a smooth process to preserve as much of GM’s economic value as possible.
• Mark Guarino in Chicago talks to Chicagoans about what they think of a newly released tape which casts doubt on Sen. Roland Burris's assertions that he did not engage in any pay for play to win a Senate appointment from Rod Blagojevich.