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The New York prison break. More US boots on the ground for Iraq. Police and a Texas pool party. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Prison break news all over the place this week, with dogs and manhunt images that looked right out of the 1930s. But it’s now. And for Iraq, news that more US forces – advisers - are headed in. One big new base, maybe more. Boots on that ground. At a Texas pool party, the race and police issue flares again. A girl, a cop, his gun. In Germany, the question: is the G7 tough enough to face down Vladimir Putin? And Jeb Bush talks tough on European tour. At home, an Obamacare defense and a very tough vote on trade. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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CBS News: Obama plans to send more troops into Iraq — "The Obama administration is retooling its strategy in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq. The president plans to send hundreds more American military advisers into the country, and to establish a new base to accelerate the training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province, the western section of Iraq where ISIS has made recent, unnerving military gains."
Buffalo News: Police focus search for escaped prisoners on wooded area east of Dannemora — "State Police are being assisted by the FBI, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Department of Environmental Conservation, the Clinton and Essex county sheriff’s departments, and the Plattsburgh Police Department. The manhunt caused the cancellation of classes Thursday in the Saranac Central School District, which includes Dannemora. Route 374 remains closed between General Leroy Manor Road and Rand Hill Road in the town of Plattsburgh."
The Atlantic: McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools — "On Friday, a large group of teens gathered for a pool party in the city of McKinney, Texas. Shortly thereafter, someone called the police. And by Sunday night, as footage of the police response spread across the internet, the McKinney Police Department announced it was placing Eric Casebolt, the patrol supervisor shown in the video, on administrative leave.
This program aired on June 12, 2015.
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