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July 30th, 2009
04:16 PM ET

Pregnant women & swine flu.

A new study shows pregnant women are four times more likely to suffer from the complications of swine flu. When a vaccine comes out this fall, pregnant women will be at the top of the list to get the shot – but will they want it? CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has this report.


Filed under: Daily Dose • Heidi Collins
July 30th, 2009
08:43 AM ET

Costs and Benefits for Veterans

The New GI Bill takes effect this Saturday. 90% of veterans will see their education benefits either double or triple, according to one veterans' organization. And for the first time, veterans will be able to transfer their GI benefits to family members. It's said to be the best GI bill for troops since World War II.
This is an example of benefits for veterans. But we all know the heavy costs they pay. Severe physical injuries, PTSD, trouble finding jobs, emotional adjustment issues - the list goes on.
Tomorrow on Newsroom with Heidi, we're going to focus on veterans. What they need, what they get, and what's being left out.

We'd love to include your stories in our coverage.
Click on the comments button below - and tell us about your experience as a veteran – or the experience of a veteran you know well.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
July 30th, 2009
08:40 AM ET

President, Police Officer and Professor Meet

President Obama is meeting with Sgt. Crowley and Prof. Gates at the White House this evening at 6 pm. There’s been endless talk about this so-called “beer summit.” But what will it really achieve? Will it simply be a meeting involving three people and one isolated incident - or a monumental moment in race relations?

We want to know what you think. In your opinion, could this meeting actually improve race relations in this country?


Filed under: Tony Harris