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Chile’s miners up and out. A halt to “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” And talking with the Taliban. It's our weekly news roundtable.

The last miner to be rescued, Luis Urzua, center, with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, right, at the collapsed San Jose mine. (AP)
The last miner to be rescued, Luis Urzua, center, with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, right, at the collapsed San Jose mine. (AP)

Newsapalooza this week. The Chilean miners, up and out and kissing everybody in sight. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” stopped in its tracks, for the moment anyway, by a judge in California.

It’s official: the U.S.-backed Afghan government in Kabul is talking to the Taliban about a settlement, and the U.S. is facilitating those talks. And home on the political range, midterm electioneering hits full swing, with Tea Partiers and Democrats going nose-to-nose in debates across the country. We listen in.

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Michael Crowley, senior correspondent for Time.

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. 

This program aired on October 15, 2010.

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