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Week in the News

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Federal Reserve interest rate decision, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP)

Fire and flood from Moscow to Iowa to Pakistan this week. And big jitters on Wall Street as economic recovery shudders, globally. What comes next – not clear.

In primary votes around the country, Republicans continued to favor hard-right candidates. Will they sell in the midterms? In Washington, Congress passess$26 billion in aid to gasping states. And White House press secretary Robert Gibbs goes after the “professional left” and its expectations of the President.

All that, plus a new JetBlue exit strategy, in our weekly news roundtable.

Guests:

Michael Crowley, senior correspondent for Time.

Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

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