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Massive quake, tsunami slams Japan. NPR under fire. Qaddafi fights back. American Muslims testify. Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Houses are shown in flames while the Natori river floods after a tsunami tidal wave hit northern Japan, Friday. (AP/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun)
Houses are shown in flames while the Natori river floods after a tsunami tidal wave hit northern Japan, Friday. (AP/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

As if there wasn’t enough news already this week.

Muammar Qadaffi digging in, bearing down on rebels in Libya. A landmark GOP win and union loss in Wisconsin. American Muslims in the hot seat on Capitol Hill. NPR under serious fire.

Then came the enormous earthquake in Japan. An 8.9 magnitude monster. The tsunami is still rolling with the Pacific in its path. And the story is still unfolding.

In Washington, the budget battle grinds on. And debate over intervention in Libya. Will we watch Qadaffi win?

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

Guests:

Gail Chaddock, congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

This program aired on March 11, 2011.

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