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A girl screams after seeing the feet of her dead brother in the rubble of the collapsed St. Gerard School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP)

A girl screams after seeing the feet of her dead brother in the rubble of the collapsed St. Gerard School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP)

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The scale of suffering in Haiti continues to mount. Dead in the streets. The trapped, dying. The battered living, hungry and thirsty three days after the earthquake of 7.0 that rocked the hemisphere’s poorest country. And relief planes circle, desperate to land.

In Washington this week, Wall Street chiefs testify just days before giant bonuses begin to arrive — again.

The White House and Congressional Democrats reach a deal on Cadillac health plans.

Mark McGwire concedes steroid use. Leno and Conan and Sarah Palin make waves on TV.

This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Zanny Minton Beddoes, global economics editor for The Economist.

Joining us from Albany, New York, is Debra Dickerson,  contributing writer for Mother Jones and author of “The End of Blackness” and “An American Story.”

And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

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Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between U.S. and Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP)

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