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Week in the News: Tucson and Beyond24:21
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Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

President Barack Obama embraces Mark Kelly, right, the husband of critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the University of Arizona, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP)
President Barack Obama embraces Mark Kelly, right, the husband of critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the University of Arizona, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP)

Lots happened in the world this week. A government fell in Lebanon. Deadly mudslides hit Brazil. The Chinese surprised the world, and the U.S. secretary of defense, with a new stealth bomber.

But in the United States, this week was all about the terrible shootings in Tucson - the lives lost, the congresswoman down, and the wave of reflection unleashed by shocking violence against Americans practicing democracy in a supermarket parking lot. There was talk of blame and “blood libel," but more of sorrow and how to set things right.

Our weekly news roundtable looks at the week of Tucson.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Margaret Carlson, columnist for Bloomberg News and Washington editor of The Week magazine.

Jonathan Karl, senior political correspondent for ABC News.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on January 14, 2011.

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