July 1st, 2014
11:14 AM ET

Could Weather Ruin Your 4th of July Plans?

A tropical cyclone is forecasted to bring rain to the East Coast and could cancel some 4th of July fireworks.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the first tropical depression in the Atlantic for 2014.

Current forecasts bring the system to tropical storm strength later today and hurricane strength early Friday morning.

The tropical cyclone will come close to the coastline, bringing high waves and rain as it tracks up the coast.

On the 4th of July, the forecast calls for a weak category 1 hurricane just east of the Mid-Atlantic that could impact travel and bring rain to the region in addition to a cold front from the west.

Luckily, the rain should move offshore for Saturday.


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July 1st, 2014
11:05 AM ET

Cue the Music - It's the Final Countdown: #USAvsBEL

The anticipation for today's World Cup match-up of Team USA against Belgium has reached fever pitch.

American soccer hysteria has proven trans-Atlantic. CNN's Chris Cuomo caught these supporters chanting and cheering Monday night.

Yet the mood will become decidedly more serious come 4 pm ET Tuesday, when the USA-Belgium match kicks off and only the winner will advance.

With star striker Jozy Altidore slated to return, the U.S. team is cautiously optimistic that it can defeat the Belgians.


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July 1st, 2014
10:38 AM ET

See Obama Joke About 'Crack' Pies

You don't hear this every day at the White House.

President Barack Obama praised retiring White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses as the "Crustmaster" for his delicious pies, at an event Monday to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

"We call Bill the "Crustmaster', because his pies, I don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them," joked the President, as the crowd laughed.

A straight faced first lady Michelle Obama quickly responded "no he doesn't. There is no crack in our pies."


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July 1st, 2014
10:11 AM ET

Mom Calls on Mattel to Produce More Bald Barbies

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," bald Barbie dolls will be distributed to hospitals nationwide to help inspire little ones losing their hair from cancer. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Four-year-old Grace Bumstead suffers from a rare form of leukemia requiring aggressive chemo.

Her mom Melissa says Mattel's special Barbie doll Ella has helped Grace cope with the loss of her hair.

Mattel created Ella, who has no hair and wears wigs, a couple of years ago.

But when the mom found out the Los Angeles Children's Hospital was down to six dolls, she started a petition for Mattel to produce more.

The company heard the call and is getting Ella dolls into hospitals nationwide.

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