Tale of Two Hospitals, Tale of Two Teams

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The US-Germany World Cup match isn’t necessarily 'win or else,' but it’s still a pretty big game. Fernando Rodriguez-Vila, co-host of “Soccer Gods” on Fusion, previews the game and discusses the other emerging World Cup story lines. Plus: analysis of why US GDP dropped sharply in the first quarter; what the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border might mean for immigration reform; and a look at the new season of the ABC show “NY Med,” which follows doctors and patients in two very different hospitals.

What Unaccompanied Minors Mean for Immigration Reform

Children from Central America are risking their lives to cross the U.S.-Mexico border — alone. What are they running from? Who’s encouraging them? And how will this change United States policies? 

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US Economy, Revised

GDP for the first quarter was revised sharply downward, due primarily to lower-than-expected healthcare spending. Diane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek senior editor and the author of Fraternity (Spiegel & Grau, 2013) talks about the drop, and why markets aren't reacting more strongly to the news.

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Supreme Court Insta-Reaction: Recess Appointments, Buffer Zones

We discuss some of today's Supreme Court opinions with Emily Bazelon of Slate. The court ruled that some of Obama's recess appointments were unconstitutional; and struck down a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone around abortion clinics. Plus, the impact of a Utah circuit court's gay marriage decision.

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The Tale of Two Hospitals

In one emergency room, violent injuries meet inadequate resources. In another, elective surgeries abound. The catch: the two hospitals are in Newark and Manhattan -  only 12 miles away from each other.

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Pre-Gaming the US's Big World Cup Match

Live from Rio, Fernando Rodriguez-Vila, co-host of "The Soccer Gods" on Fusion, joins us to preview the U.S.-Germany match, which starts at noon, and some of the other emerging story lines as the World Cup moves to the knockout stage.

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