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Egyptian villagers watch a live broadcast of the speech by President Barack Obama at Cairo University from a coffee shop in Qena, south Cairo, on June 4, 2009. (AP)
Egyptian villagers watch a live broadcast of the speech by President Barack Obama at Cairo University from a coffee shop in Qena, south Cairo, on June 4, 2009. (AP)

Tectonic shifts this week.
General Motors actually in bankruptcy. Straight up bankrupt.
An American president, middle name Hussein, in Egypt speaking Arabic and quoting the Koran in ardent outreach to the Muslim world.
In the skies over the mid-Atlantic, a French airliner mysteriously down with 228 aboard.
And in church in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. George Tiller — serving as an usher on a Sunday morning — shot and killed in the church foyer by an anti-abortion crusader. He was 67.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

From Washington, we're joined by Tony Blankley, columnist for The Washington Times and author of "American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century."

From Paris, France, we're joined by Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek. His latest book is "Securing the City: Inside America’s Best Counterterror Force – the NYPD."

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

This program aired on June 5, 2009.

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