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In the year since disarmament talks were suspended, North Korea claims that it's been constructing more nuclear weapons. As China, Japan, South Korea and Russia all prepare to resume six-nation discussions tomorrow in Beijing, the US has publicly acknowledged bi-lateral consultations with North Korea. While that's what Pyongyang has long demanded, the US official in charge says they were "just trying to get acquainted." If the talks fail, how dangerous might North Korea become? We look at the prospects for ending a stalemate that began 50 years ago when the Korean War ended and hear about a race against time for America and the rest of the world. We're joined by journalists in the US and Seoul, experts in foreign policy and nonproliferation, and veteran officials of the US State and Defense Departments.
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    Four unions, representing almost a third of organized labor, have boycotted this week's meeting of the AFL-CIO--and starting at this hour, they're pulling out altogether. Dirk Johnson, Chicago Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, says that a demand for union decentralization is one of the major points of contention.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Discovery Shuttle to Launch Despite Fuel Glitch
    Two weeks ago, the Space Shuttle Discovery was grounded when one of its four hydrogen fuel sensors failed to operate properly. Even though the cause of the problem has not been found, NASA will waive its rule that all sensors be working and go ahead with tomorrow's planned launch. Michael Cabbage is Aerospace Editor of the Orlando Sentinel and co-author of Comm Check-: the Final Flight of the Shuttle Columbia.

American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Relations, (AFL-CIO)

Change to Win Coalition

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on disaffiliation from AFL-CIO

Teamsters' Union on disaffiliation from AFL-CIO

State Department on Six-Party Talks, press conference on

Los Angeles Times article on North Korea talks

New York Times on mixed signals over North Korea nuclear goals

Stossel's article on dealing with North Korea

NASA-s Discovery Mission

Cabbage's article on NASA launch plans for Discovery shuttle

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