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President Gives Update on Iraq

At a news conference today, the president urges Congress to give his Iraq strategy time to work. This comes as a new report shows mixed results from the surge. For more we turn to Richard Wolffe of Newsweek.

Surgeon General Nominee Appears Before Senate

Dr. James Holsinger has been criticized by gay rights group for his leadership role in a church that is anti-homosexual. We speak with Drew Armstrong of Congressional Quarterly.

Politics and the Surgeon General

For more perspective on the role of the modern surgeon general and whether the position is irrevocably political, we turn to Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Plastic Bag Lady

Meghna Chakrabarti profiles Janet Martin, a Massachusetts woman who is on a crusade to reduce plastic bags in the waste stream.

The Week in Sports

Bill Littlefield looks at what remains of the baseball season, speculates on what the arrival of David Beckham may mean for the U.S. soccer and ponders whether Oscar Pistorius will make it to next year's Olympics.

Harry's Fate

We speak to the Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen, the co-managers of, about their predictions which they give in their book "What will Happen in Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love and How Will the Adventure Finally End."

This program aired on July 12, 2007.

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