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TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS: Here's an early preview of what you can expect on tonight's CBS EVENING NEWS from Anchor and Managing Editor, Dan Rather.

"The nation learned today that President Bush has instituted a "shadow government" comprised of dozens of senior officials in order to insure continuity of leadership in the event of an attack on the capital. Our National Security Correspondent, David Martin will lead off our day's coverage with a closer look at how the administration has updated an old plan and the concerns over terrorists and nuclear weapons that prompted it.

If you saw our EYE ON AMERICA series on airline security, you know about some of the holes in the American security safety net, especially those created by the proliferation of false identification. Tonight we'll bring you a follow up, as California Senator Barbara Boxer introduces legislation to plug some of those holes and California police crack down on those who provide fake ID's. Sandra Hughes will have that for us.

In news from overseas, Richard Roth will bring us more on the violence between Hindus and Muslims and India, and on the precautions that neighboring Pakistan is taking in case the violence spreads there. David Hawkins, meanwhile, will report from Israel on the latest outbreak of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Can a woman get fired just for being pregnant? She can if she works for a small business, and you may be surprised to learn just how large a "small" business can be. Mika Brzezinski will bring us the story of one woman it happened to in tonight's EYE ON AMERICA.

Finally, we'll have another installment in Steve Hartman's ongoing quest to prove that EVERYBODY HAS A STORY. Tonight, Steve will bring us a Texas tale that shows that you don't have to be able to tell your own story to have one. It's all a part of our world. I hope you'll join us." Dan Rather

FOR MORE ON THE STORIES NOTED ABOVE, PLEASE CLICK ON THESE URLS:
Scores of Bush administration officials are living and working in secret locations outside Washington ready to run the government if the nation's capital is crippled by terrorist attack. For more, click here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/03/01/attack/main502530.shtml

Armed attackers forced villagers to huddle together, then set fire to their homes Friday, killing at least 30 people. The village killings brought the death toll to 295 in the worst religious clashes in India in a decade. For more, click here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/02/27/world/main502291.shtml

AND HERE'S A PREVIEW OF ONE OF THE STORIES WE ARE WORKING ON FOR MONDAY

Ailing doctors. Insurance premiums for medical malpractice are rising so quickly doctors in many states are being driven out of business. That story and more on Monday's broadcast of THE CBS EVENING NEWS.

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