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Week's News Roundtable44:04
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Lots of rockets were flying this week — all over America, as Americans celebrated the 4th; over Cape Canaveral, as the space shuttle roared up once again — safe, we hope; over the Middle East, as Israel and the Palestinians took the gloves off; and, briefly, over the Pacific as North Korea test-fired a breed of rocket that could, one day, reach the USA with nuclear weapons.

We look at those fireworks this hour and immigration, big tobacco, Ken Lay, and murder/rape charges against a US trooper in Iraq with David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Trudy Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and On Point's Jack Beatty.

Guests:

David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post

Trudy Rubin, columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on July 7, 2006.

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