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A week in the news: Debt ceiling summitry, Case Anthony uproar, Minnesota shutdown, a Murdoch tabloid shut down.

Casey Anthony talks with her attorneys before the start of her sentencing hearing. While acquitted of killing her daughter, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to police officials trying to find her daughter. (AP)
Casey Anthony talks with her attorneys before the start of her sentencing hearing. While acquitted of killing her daughter, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to police officials trying to find her daughter. (AP)

Casey Anthony and a jury verdict seized the nation’s headlines this week. She will walk in the death of her daughter.

Meanwhile, the future of the country is being banged out –- or maybe not -– behind closed doors at the White House. Republicans want massive cuts before the debt ceiling. President Obama, apparently doubling down, with Medicare and Social Security on the table.

All in a rush.

We’ve got a Minnesota shutdown, Roger Clemens in the dock, Murdoch in trouble, Phoenix in a Biblical dust storm.

This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Major Garrett, congressional correspondent National Journal.

Ruth Marcus, editorial writer and columnist at The Washington Post.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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This program aired on July 8, 2011.

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