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New leadership for North Korea

The son of North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong Il was rumored to have visited China's president last week in Beijing; fueling suspicions that Kim's third son has been anointed to be North Korea's next leader. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has more.

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Obama's new missile defense plan

President Obama announced a new US missile defense plan � it shifts away from a previous plan by the Bush Administration to build a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The World's Jason Margolis begins our coverage.

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Today's nuclear fears

America's nuclear fears from the Cold War haven't necessarily gone away�but they have been modernized. The World's Alex Gallafent examines US fears of a nuclear attack in the shadow of September 11th.

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NATO missile defense plans

NATO has a plan to build a new missile defense system in Europe and Turkey.But Turkey wants a say, and that could complicate matters.Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Jonathan Head in Istanbul.