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The GOP’s Iran letter. Shocking video out of the University of Oklahoma. Hillary Clinton goes on defense. More Ferguson. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. poses for photographers in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. (AP)
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. poses for photographers in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. (AP)

Gunfire in Ferguson this week.  Two policemen down this time.  Protestors, determined to go on, peacefully.  And the whole country knows this needs to be worked out.  In Washington, uproar over a letter from 47 Republican Senators to the leaders of Iran warning them not to make a deal with the leader of the United States on nukes unless they sign on.  New terrain.  In Utah, the firing squad is back.  In Oklahoma, a racist video brings a university crackdown.  Hillary Clinton defends her private email ways.  This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau chief for the Huffington Post. (@ryangrim)

Nedra Pickler, White House reporter for the Associated Press. (@nedrapickler)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From Tom’s Reading List

Huffington Post: Senator Who Organized Letter To Iran Has Said He Wants To Sabotage Negotiations — "Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the organizer of a controversial letter warning Iran that the U.S. government will not necessarily abide by any agreement Iran strikes with the Obama administration, previously told a conservative audience that the goal of congressional action should be to scuttle talks with Iran. The U.S. should, instead, engage in a policy of 'regime change,' he argued."

Associated Press: US to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons — "The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama is still considering whether to send weapons to Ukraine's military, weighing the risks that such aid could further inflame conflict in which more than 6,000 people have died."

St. Louis Public Radio: Two police officers shot outside Ferguson Police Department -- "A Webster Groves officer was shot in the face and a St. Louis County officer was shot in the shoulder. Although the names of the officers were not given out at the briefing, reporters were told that the county officer is 41-years-old and a 14-year veteran of law enforcement. The Webster Groves officer is 32 and has been with the department for seven years.

This program aired on March 13, 2015.

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