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Ray Suarez talks to two key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky about the process of confirming judicial appointments.

A suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives outside a hotel in Karachi, Pakistan this morning, killing 11 French navy experts, two Pakistanis and himself. Twenty-three others were injured in the attack.

Efforts to resolve the 36-day-old standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity stalled Tuesday after Italy refused to accept 13 Palestinian gunmen holed up inside.

How will the deadly suicide bombing near Tel Aviv affect Israel's stance toward the Palestinians and the U.S. role in the Mideast conflict? Three experts discuss the situation.