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Good morning everyone!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for today's 7News@Noon.

The Supreme Court has spoken, and the individual health care mandate stands. Justices ruled in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. The Court did find problems with the law's expansion of Medicaid, but even said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they don't take part in the extension.  What will it mean for you? We'll break down the numbers and we'll have reaction from Governor Jindal and others, but for now you can click HERE for more information.

Also today, health care for your pets. This summertime heat can cause a problem for your furry animals, so we'll give you tips to keep your animals cool and happy.

Speaking of animals, it's my favorite time on the show – our monthly visit with your precious pets.  We'll take a look at some your photos sent in to our KPLC Viewernet page, and visit with the folks from 4 Paws Society to showcase some of the fabulous critters up for adoption.  We'll also get an update on the health of that poor, starved little boxer pup named Rocky Balboa.  You can check out Rocky's story HERE.

In weather, step outside and feel the humidity! Wow! Ben says we have extremely humid conditions with near 100 percent relative humidity values. The good news – the temperatures may not be as high due to southerly winds.  But bearer of good news that he is, Ben goes on to say forget about that temperature drop because the heat index factors will still be up in the 100-105 range this afternoon.  I'm asking him about our rain chances in the next few days, and he should have those numbers for you at noon.

Since you're likely inside hiding from those temperatures we hope you join us live online at and on air.

Have a great day!