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Brianna Bailey, 14, holds a sign showing her support for coal miners near the entrance of the Upper Big Branch Mine, Friday, April 9, 2010, in Montcoal, W. Va. (AP)
Brianna Bailey, 14, holds a sign showing her support for coal miners near the entrance of the Upper Big Branch Mine, Friday, April 9, 2010, in Montcoal, W. Va. (AP)

It was hard to look away from West Virginia and the mining tragedy there this week. But when we did, plenty going on.

Front and center at week's end: U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring. The nomination battle to replace him begins.

Then there was President Obama, in Prague, signing a nuclear treaty with Russian President Medvedev. But Senate ratification is up for grabs.

In Afghanstan, President Hamid Karzai sounded like the un-ally of the United States and NATO.

Plus, we’ve got a big fine for Toyota. Encouraging economic numbers. Wall Street apologies and defiance, in Washington. And shocking leaked video from Iraq.

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

Michael Crowley, senior editor at The New Republic magazine.

Jennifer Rubin, contributing editor to Commentary. She writes regularly for the magazine’s blog, Contentions.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on April 9, 2010.

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