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August 17th, 2009
05:30 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Monday August 17, 2009

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Tropical Storm Claudette is seen off the coast of Destin, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. "]

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Is the White House giving ground on health care reform?  Administration officials say a controversial, government-run public insurance option isn't make-or-break for the president.  We'll look at how and why President Obama is now keeping his options open, and whether a plan without the public option is real change or a waste of money.
  • The Florida panhandle takes a hit.  Tropical Storm "Claudette" is raining down on Florida’s gulf coast this morning.  It's the first tropical storm to hit the U.S. mainland this year, but forecasters are already watching another storm behind it.  The season's first hurricane just formed in the Atlantic.
  • Michael Vick says he cried in prison.  The newly signed Philadelphia Eagle is getting back on the field and trying to get back in America’s good graces.  Vick gave his first interview to “60 Minutes” since his release from prison for running a brutal dog fighting ring.  We’ll talk to the man who scooped everyone else, CBS Sports’ James Brown.

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