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Hospital ratings on heart surgeries

Consumer Reports rated hospitals on two heart surgeries: traditional surgical aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Ratings are based on data from patients’ medical records showing whether patients survived the procedure […]

06/27/2014

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Pentagon: Armed drones flying over Baghdad in the last 24 hours

The U.S. military is stepping up its presence in Iraq. Armed drones have begun flying over Baghdad in the last 24 hours. Phil and Penny talked about this developing story with NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim […]

06/27/2014

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David Gregory talks Iraq and Syrian opposition forces

President Obama is asking Congress for $500 million for a training and weapons program to help counter the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The program would aid select, moderate Syrian opposition […]

06/27/2014

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Analysis of Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. The suit would be filed on behalf of the Republican-controlled House. […]

06/26/2014

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Excess vitamins and minerals in food can harm kids’ health

Can you get too much of a good thing? When it comes to vitamin A, zinc and niacin, yes you can. We need enough of these nutrients for good health, but consuming too much can […]

06/25/2014

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Expert breaks down Diane Sawyer’s exit at ‘World News’

Diane Sawyer is stepping down as the evening news anchor for ABC and will be replaced by David Muir. Penny and Phil talked about this news story with  Dr. Robert Thompson, who is the founding director of […]

06/25/2014

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Legal analysis: Royal Oakes talks about the latest Sterling developments

A Los Angeles judge wants more legal justifications from lawyers for Donald Sterling in his opposition to the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Phil and Penny discussed the latest […]

06/24/2014

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Bankrate.com: 26% of Americans have no emergency savings

Do you have an emergency savings fund, six months’ worth of expenses to cover you in case you lose your job or are hit by a catastrophic event? Well, according to a new Bankrate.com report, most […]

06/23/2014

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Bob Costantini: John Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today where he is urging the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency gobbles up more territory. Phil and Penny spoke […]

06/23/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Iraqi government must be more inclusive (full press conference audio here)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it’s going to be hard for the current Iraqi government to resolve the country’s crisis unless the government is more inclusive. Obama stopped short of calling for Iraqi […]

06/19/2014

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Sagar Meghani reports militants in Iraq gaining ground

The Islamist militants in Iraq continue to make gains in battles with security forces and vow to continue on to Baghdad. Iraq is asking the U.S. for air support, but will we answer that call? […]

06/19/2014