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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

SongwritingWith:Soldiers helps veterans deal with the emotions of battle through music

You've got to hear these soldiers' songs

Our military loved ones don't get to leave their bad memories behind when they come home from war.

So a new program called "SongwritingWith:Soldiers" is helping service-members heal by putting their struggle into song.

Bob Van Dillen says high temp records could fall in the west this weekend

It could get HOW hot this weekend???

Several western states are facing dangerously high temps this weekend.

Temperatures in Death Valley, California, are expected to rise to around 130 degrees. That's very close to the highest (reliable) temperature ever recorded on planet Earth: 134 degrees. That record was set right there in Death Valley almost 100 years ago.

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Study: Fish diet lowers breast cancer risk

Eating fish could reduce your chances of getting breast cancer.

Researchers studied the eating habits of nearly 900,000 women. They found that those who ate the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids were 14% less likely to have breast cancer.

Anthony Bennett of UNLV poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner David Stern after Bennett was drafted #1 overall in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013 NBA Draft

Morning read: Friday, June 28

Karen Shirk has spent 15 years matching people with service dogs that can help them with their special needs and disabilities

CNN Hero Karen Shirk: 4 Paws for Ability

Through her non-profit, Paws 4 Ability, Karen Shirk has provided hundreds of service dogs to people with special needs. Now, she has expanded her unique program to help disabled veterans, too.

Her story: Is it fate? Dog links two wounded vets

 U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks as (L-R) Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) listen as they speak to members of the press outside the Senate Chamber June 27, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the Immigration Reform Bill with a vote of 68-32.

Senate passes sweeping immigration bill

Some people in the senate gallery shouted, "yes we can," as lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a sweeping immigration reform plan.

The bi-partisan bill would give millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

DuBois, Pennsylvania flooding

'Nightmare' flood closes all roads to PA town

A nightmare flood has essentially shut-down the entire town of DuBois, Pennsylvania. Some areas were hit with five-feet of water.

People in about 30 homes had to be rescued.

File photo:  Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright speaks during a farewell ceremony for him at the Marine Corps Barracks August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Report: Ex-general investigated in cyber leak

A retired four star general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for possibly leaking classified information.

According to reports, James Cartwright allegedly shared info about a U.S. cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear program.

Hey naked motorcycle guy: Boots go on feet

Hey naked motorcycle guy: Boots go on feet

A man on a motorcycle in Oklahoma wasn't wearing a helmet or very much else when he was pulled over.

Billy Buckley had one boot on his foot, and the other was, um, strategically placed.

Thelma and Louise, the two-headed turtle goes on exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo

Meet Thelma and Louise: The two-headed turtle

What do you name a two-headed turtle that can fit in the palm in your hand?

How about Thelma and Louise?