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Iran appears to have been flexing its nuclear muscle over the weekend. It test fired two types of long-range missiles earlier today, according to the state-run Press TV. This followed a weekend of tests by the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which included several types of short and medium-range missiles. The testing was carried out on the heels of Iran’s admission of the existence of a second nuclear facility. So what is Iran trying to prove and how will it go over in the international community?
The United States wants Iran to provide international inspectors with full access to a newly disclosed underground uranium enrichment plant that Obama administration officials say is both illegal and probably intended for developing weapons instead of electricity. We’ll dig deeper on Iran’s nuclear program, and its intentions, tonight.
Drew Griffin is doing an exclusive report on an eco-terrorism group tonight. A founding member of the radical environmental group, the Earth Liberation Front, talks to Drew about his involvement in arsons and vandalism over the past decade. He turned on his group, however, and became an informant for the FBI. He wore a secret digital recording device and captured more than 80 hours of conversations with a group the FBI lists as a domestic terrorist organization. More on the group tonight.
Chicago’s deadly streets claimed the life of another teenager last week. Police say an amateur video believed to have captured the beating death of a 16-eyar-old student is helping authorities identify people on the scene. Police declined to say if anyone was in custody in connection with the death of the boy. Relatives believe he was beaten to death on his way home from a South Side high school for refusing to join a gang, but some witnesses say he was a bystander who was swept into a violent altercation. Joe Johns is in Chicago where he’ll have the latest on the investigation tonight.
And we just learned this morning that President Obama will head to Denmark to push for Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid. Michelle Obama is leading the delegation and the President will join her on Friday morning. Will they succeed in winning the games for their hometown city?
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