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It's supposed to be the dog days of summer, but news keeps popping out all over.

Global stock markets have been on a wild ride and the Fed intervenes. The Utah mine goes from bad to worse, as rescuers die. There was a big earthquake in Peru. More poison toys from China. A record bomb toll in Iraq, and a scary ding in the space shuttle's wing.

This is not summer fun, but it's all happening. Padilla's convicted. Rove's a free man in Texas, and throwing jabs at Hillary. Military spy satellites are given the green light to watch you and me.

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


Anne Kornblut, national political correspondent, The Washington Post

Roy Sekoff, editor, The Huffington Post

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

This program aired on August 17, 2007.


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