June 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

Obama: 'Won't Be a Military Solution' if Iraqi Political Structure Not Fixed

President Barack Obama exhorted Iraqi leaders to come up with a political solution to governing their nation because "if they don't, there won't be a military solution to the problem," he told CNN in an interview Friday.

Obama wants to see Iraq create a command structure that includes Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, which are the country's chief groups, he told CNN's Kate Bolduan.

"We gave Iraq the chance to have an inclusive democracy," Obama said on the eve of U.S. military advisers arriving in Iraq to help the government besieged by militant extremists.

Sunni militants have crossed over from northern Syria to blitz major Iraqi cities. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled from their path, creating a new refugee and political crisis.

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Full interview will air Monday, June 23rd on "New Day" at 6am ET.

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June 20th, 2014
11:38 AM ET

What You Need to Know Before Sunday's USA Vs. Portugal World Cup Game

This Sunday is the next big test for Team USA at the World Cup, but some challenges are mounting for their match against Portugal.

For example, they'll be without striker Jozy Altidore, they're playing in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and they believe Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will take the field.

On "New Day" Friday, Team USA soccer player Matt Besler said even though he believes Ronaldo is the best player in the world, the team isn't solely focused on him.

“If the U.S. plays our best soccer, we’re gonna be able to win the game and advance to the next round,” Besler said.

But what about the heat and humidity?

CNN's Lara Baldesarra  described the conditions at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus saying:  “It feels like you’re suffocating just trying to stand in this humidity."

But former Major League Soccer defender Greg Lalas doesn't think the weather is something to worry about for Team USA because many of the players have worked in similar conditions before.

“Many of these players … they all have played in Houston in July and August, and if you look at that heat and humidity, it's very similar,” Lalas said.

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June 20th, 2014
10:22 AM ET

Iraq War Veteran Risks His Life Again For Beagle

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an Iraq war veteran saves the life of a dog dying on the side of a highway. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Aaron Schneider watched as a beagle was hit by a car on a three-lane interstate in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Forced to act quickly, Schneider darted through traffic and rescued the badly injured dog.

Schneider stayed with him for three hours, building the dog a make-shift stretcher and coaxing him through his pain.

The dog suffered from internal bleeding, broken ribs and a torn windpipe. Veterinarians said that, if not for Schneider, the dog would have died from his injuries.

The dog's owners have yet to be located so Schneider, who named his new four-legged friend Buster, plans to give him a home.

See the full story at CNN affiliate KMBC and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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CNN's Kate Bolduan to Interview President Obama, Monday
June 20th, 2014
10:15 AM ET

CNN's Kate Bolduan to Interview President Obama, Monday

Kate Bolduan is going one-on-one with President Obama.

Do you have a question for the president? Tweet to Kate using the hashtag #NewDay.

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A portion of the interview will air Friday, June 20th at 6:30pm ET, and the rest will air Monday, June 23rd on "New Day" at 6am ET.

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