Topics: June 15

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Summer's here, bringing rising temperatures and a nagging reminder to vacationers that gas prices remain high. Will Congress bring President Bush (search) is an energy bill to sign before the August recess? Carl Cameron reports.

Then, should the Guantanamo Bay (search) detention facility be shut down? U.S. military officials are defending the treatment of detainees, while some lawmakers continue to call for the prison camp’s closure. Jim Angle has details.

What did a bipartisan congressional task force on the United Nations (search) find? James Rosen takes a look at the task force’s recommendations for reform at the U.N.

While there was cause for celebration in Iraq today as an Australian hostage was freed by Iraqi troops this morning during a raid on a Baghdad house, violence continued to escalate. Bret Baier has details.

Another memo has surfaced causing more headaches for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (search), further undermining his claim that he had no involvement in the contracting process that led a company his son worked for to be given lucrative oil for food contracts. Jonathan Hunt investigates.

And Todd Connor has a report on a prominent Muslim leader who was convicted Tuesday of using his political connections to obtain dubious loans, donations and city contracts — the latest in a string of wins for federal prosecutors who have attacked the so-called "pay to play" culture in Philadelphia's city government.

And we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's political headlines:

Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Bill Sammon, correspondent for The Washington Times

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR

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