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With Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook

Libya on the brink. Strauss-Kahn’s a free man. The East Coast Earthquake. The roundtable doubles down on the week’s news.

Rebel fighters trample on a head of Moammar Gadhafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.  (AP)
Rebel fighters trample on a head of Moammar Gadhafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP)

The fight for Libya isn’t over yet. Qaddafi’s on the run as rebels move to take over his hometown. All eyes on Hurricane Irene as she makes her way up the East Coast.

Dominque Strauss Kahn is a free man. Was justice served? Shakeup in the GOP presidential race. Texas Governor Rick Perry is now the leader of the pack. The Martin Luther King memorial opens.

Cracks from the earthquake keep the Washington Monument closed. Steve Jobs logs off as Apple’s CEO.

This hour On Point: our week in the news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

-Jane Clayson

Guests

Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and editorial board member of the Chicago Tribune.

Abderrahim Foukara, Washington bureau chief for the Al Jazeera Arabic channel

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

From The Reading List

Al Jeezera "The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has launched a new commission of inquiry into Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters, including possible crimes against humanity."

CNN "Rebel fighters believe that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is holed up in a cluster of buildings near his compound and have dispatched more troops to the scene, a rebel commander said Thursday."

The Washington Post
"Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, who almost single-handedly changed the way people around the world consume music, the Internet and even TV, announced late Wednesday that he has resigned as leader of the company he co-founded in his parents’ garage."

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Amazing video from Libya
http://youtu.be/ItCG_M0bNJQ

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, meets Mongolian wrestler during Mini Nadam, or Mongolian wrestling performance, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, meets Mongolian wrestler during Mini Nadam, or Mongolian wrestling performance, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

This program aired on August 26, 2011.

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