Week in the News

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It's been a week of spectacles, earthly and otherwise.

Clinton and Obama dueled in Texas. McCain exchanged fire with The New York Times. Fidel Castro dropped a bombshell of his own, ending his half-century rule.

The U.S. military created real fireworks, blasting a satellite out of the sky. In Pakistan, opposition parties rocked Musharraf. And Kosovo exploded in celebration, and anger, at a declaration of independence. To top it all off, a lunar eclipse awed the world.

Up next, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

David Ignatius, columnist and editor at The Washington Post, he's also the creator and co-moderator of the online discussion group Post-Global.

Jeanne Cummings, correspondent for

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

This program aired on February 22, 2008.


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