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With guest host Jane Clayson.
The Confederate Flag and funerals in Charleston. The Marathon bomber speaks. All eyes on the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies. A huge win for the president. Republicans vow to keep fighting. And same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land. In Charleston, funerals begin for the nine killed at Mother Emanuel. Across the nation deep conversations about racism, forgiveness, and the Confederate flag. The US sends tanks to Eastern Europe. Still no deal for Greece. France investigates a suspected terror attack. Back home, new questions about Hillary’s emails. Bobby Jindal jumps in to the 2016 fray. Jordan Spieth stuns at the Masters.
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New York Times: Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait kill dozens -- "Terrorists attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, leaving a bloody toll on three continents and prompting fresh concerns about the spreading influence of jihadists."
NPR: At least 27 dead after attack on hotel at Tunisian Beach Resort — "A pair of gunmen attacked a tourist hotel on the popular Tunisian beachfront resort of Sousse, killing at least 27 people, including foreigners, according to the North African country's interior ministry."
Associated Press: Conservatives to the rescue: Obama's health care, trade wins — "Cracking the often-lamented partisanship of Washington, a Republican-led Congress and a conservative Supreme Court chief justice delivered back-to-back victories for President Barack Obama's ambitious trade and health care initiatives. The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, thus salvaging Obama's top domestic policy achievement. A day earlier, Republican leaders helped maneuver legislation that gives Obama greater power to negotiate international trade deals, and rescued a key item of his second-term agenda."
USA Today: Shooting resurrects Charleston's troubled racial history — "Leon Turner got into a fight almost every week in sixth grade, a painful rite of passage for being one of the first black students to integrate schools here. The first half of his life is tainted with vivid memories of students attacking him at Memminger Elementary School, being ridiculed by a teacher there as well and entering stores through back doors."
This program aired on June 26, 2015.
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