The Best of The Week

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | August 2, 2013 | 4:30 PM EDT

We take a look back at some of the stories that have caught our attention this week.

Is lightning sexist? Lightning strikes in the United States are almost six times more likely to kill a man than a woman.

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Even more ‘shocking’ is that he federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for over two months. Just under the debt limit.

Some lawmakers push for a national single-payer healthcare system. But they take a break to sing “Happy Birthday” to the Medicare program.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says racial profiling led to the death of Trayvon Martin.

And we share some of the humor of Ronald Reagan.

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Eric Scheiner
Eric Scheiner
Eric is the Senior Video Producer for