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Libya In Rebellion: The Week In The News24:03
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To arm or not to arm Libya’s rebels. Radioactive seawater in Japan. A new snapshot of Mercury. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, heavy smoke rises over the Tajoura area, 30 km east of Tripoli, Libya, after an airstrike Tuesday.  (Xinhua/AP)
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, heavy smoke rises over the Tajoura area, 30 km east of Tripoli, Libya, after an airstrike Tuesday. (Xinhua/AP)

Snow in the East on April Fools' day this week and some head-spinners out of Libya, too.

No American boots on the ground, we’re told, but the CIA’s already there. Rebels up, rebels down, some high-profile defections, and the president speaks.

In Japan, the terrible struggle with radiation goes on — traces of that radiation now in American milk. We’ve got job gains in the US, but still a long way to go. Tough negotiations in Washington over federal spending. New snapshots of the hot planet Mercury.

This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:


Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large for Reuters.

Jill Dougherty, foreign affairs correspondent for CNN.

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

This program aired on April 1, 2011.

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