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A NYC hospital says a 16 month-old boy died last night with flu-like symptoms and the Center for Disease Control is looking into whether the baby may have had swine flu.
CDC officials are warning that there already could be up to 100,000 Americans infected with this flu strain-meanwhile South Korean scientists say they’re close to a breakthrough on a possible vaccine. This vaccine has not yet been approved by health authorities in the United States or the World Health Organization.
Sanjay Gupta will check all this out for you tonight.
Hey gas guzzlers- hold onto your seat belts: President Obama, Gov Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will announce a plan today for stricter fuel-economy standards in an effort to cut down on pollution… we’ll let u know what it means for you.
Congressional Republicans continue to stoke the flames over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusations that the CIA lied to her about water boarding. Will Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele use this issue to rally the base when he speaks at a gathering later today?
Remember Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, who was jailed for lying about financing a dog fighting ring and participating in the executions of poorly performing pit bulls? Tomorrow he will be released from a federal penitentiary into home confinement.
He’ll serve the last couple of months of his sentence at his house, closely monitored by court officials. His challenge now is to show that he is sorry for his actions. Would you give him a second chance? Joe Johns asks this question tonight.
Randi Kaye updates you on the dogs that were seized in this dog fighting scandal. At the time, some groups had called for all the dogs involved to be euthanized but a judge ordered them to be evaluated for rehabilitation potential and placed with animal-care groups. How many of them have made a comeback?
Let me know what other stories are catching your eye today, and see u tonight at 10pet!
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