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Frank Lindh and Brian Johnson celebrate a federal judge's decision overturning California's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP)
Frank Lindh and Brian Johnson celebrate a federal judge's decision overturning California's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP)

A big week in the news.

A California judge overturns Proposition 8 and gives a boost to same-sex marriage.  President Obama sticks to his timeline for withdrawing troops from Iraq.  The GOP challenges birthright citizenship.

The BP oil well is plugged with mud and cement, ---and holding. A deadly workplace shooting. Elena Kagan is confirmed for the Supreme Court. US citizens indicted for supporting Somali terrorists.
This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Jane Clayson
Guests:

Bill McKenzie, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Dallas Morning News.

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on August 6, 2010.

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