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Monday, June 3, 2013

Tuesday - 6/4/2013, 12:10am  ET

9:20 p.m. - Lauren French, Politico tax policy reporter

New IRS head testifies before Congress

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7:50 p.m. Laura Adams, senior insurance analyst at InsuranceQuotes.com

Americans uncertain whether they are eligible for Obamacare benefits

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Brannock overcame dark days, happy to be home

Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP

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5:20 p.m. - Jake Sherman, congressional reporter for POLITICO

Christie may appoint someone from Republican party to vacant Senate seat left by Democratic Sen. Lautenberg's death

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4:50 p.m. - Jill Schlesinger, business analyst for CBS News

Despite a red end on Wall Street Friday, stocks bounced back Tuesday to new highs

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3:10 Mike Lyons, CBS News Military Consultant

Court-martial begins for officer accused of releasing classified information

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2:20 p.m. Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer in today's Better Body Report

How to keep up your workout while you travel

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11:20 a.m. Andrew Cohen, CBS News senior legal analyst

What the Md. DNA decision means

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The annual Lincoln Medal presentations

Bob Madigan, WTOP

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Celebrating Paula Deen's romance with butter

David Burd, WTOP

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Recent comments made by Michael Douglas concerning the cause of his throat cancer have caused quite a stir, but they have also raised important medical questions.

Doctors routinely recommend that girls be vaccinated for HPV, or human papillomavirus, which is a leading cause of cervical cancer. In addition, some recommend that boys get the vaccine as well to prevent throat and mouth cancers.

Robin Madden, a pediatrician in Silver Spring, Md., says every year about 7,000 men are diagnosed with cancers that are associated with HPV, according to the CDC. The most common types include oropharyngeal cancers, meaning cancers of the throat and mouth, which is what Michael Douglas says he has. Doctors are also learning about and studying the virus's impact on the genital area and other parts of the body, Madden says, and both sexes can get warts from it.

"The recommendation is to give the vaccine to children as young as 9," she says. "The most common age we give it is 11 and it can be given up until the mid-20s."

Madden says around 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in women each year. When compared with the 7,000 men who are diagnosed with HPV-related cancers, she says the numbers are close enough to suggest that vaccinating boys against HPV is beneficial, especially since both male and female partners can pass it to others.

"By protecting both boys and girls, we are protecting them and their future partners."

For more on the vaccine and why Americans hesitate to give it to their children:

12:20 p.m. - Robin Madden, a pediatrician in Silver Spring

Both boys and girls may need to get the HPV vaccine

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10:50 a.m. - Larry Sabato, director, University of Virginia Center for Politics

Ethics: Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife

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9:20 a.m. - Dr. Kathleen Hall, founder, the Stress Institute

How to cope with college kids back for summer

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8:50 a.m. - Quintin Fottrell, consumer reporter, MarketWatch

Napping employees give companies nightmares

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Data Doctors

Google Maps for big-city commuters

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8:20 a.m. - Chuck Todd, chief White House correspondent, NBC

The week in politics

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7:50 a.m. - David Sanger, New York Times

U.S. and China hold talks on hacking

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7:20 a.m. - Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal

What sequester?

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6:50 a.m. - Dr. Rachel Schreiber, allergist, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

How is this year's allergy season shaping up?

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Related Link: USA TODAY: Climate change linked to more pollen, allergies, asthma


Don't make these mistakes when asking for money

WTOP's Del Walters reports

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