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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.

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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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Dec 22, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. (AP)

A weak ruble and a turbulent economy. We look at Putin’s Russia and what its economic free fall means.

Dec 22, 2014
A sample of some of the costumes on display at the fall 2014 "Dance & Fashion" exhibition at New York City's Museum at FIT. (AP)

Couture fashion exhibits are drawing record crowds at museums. We’ll look at the beauty and the art behind the glitz.

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Dec 19, 2014
Alan Gross, waves as he and his wife Judy leave following his statement at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after 5 years in a Cuban prison. (AP)

Cuba reset. Russia’s rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

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Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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