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Week In The News: Greek Stalemate, High Stakes Glitches, SC Takes Down The Flag47:22
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With guest host Michel Martin.

The Confederate Flag to come down in South Carolina. Greece hangs in the balance. Glitches halt trading and flights. Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. A computer error caused the market to temporarily shut down in the mid-morning. (AP)
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. A computer error caused the market to temporarily shut down in the mid-morning. (AP)

The Confederate Flag leaves the Statehouse in South Carolina. Across the country, separate outages halt trading on the New York Stock Exchange and ground United Airlines, prompting massive flight delays. Hillary Clinton jabs the Republican field on immigration. Donald Trump doubles down on everything. The Pope charms in South America. Team USA wins the World Cup. Explosive new revelations about the Bill Cosby sex scandal. Still no deal with Iran. Greece hurtles toward a Sunday deadline. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Michel Martin

Guests

Yochi Dreazen, managing editor at Foreign Policy. Author of "The Invisible Front." (@yochidreazen)

Rachel Smolkin, executive editor at CNN Politics. (@rachelsmolkin)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

From The Reading List

Washington Post: Jenny Horne: How a descendant of the president of the Confederacy helped vanquish his flag — "For a moment, it seemed as if the Confederate flag just might keep flying after all. But then Jenny Horne decided that she had had enough. The 42-year-old lawyer from Summerville stepped up to the podium and delivered words so raw and impassioned they would immediately go viral on the Internet. More important, her four-minute speech would alter the course of the debate, and with it, South Carolina history."

The Wall Street Journal: Fear Grows in Greece as Decisive Hour Nears -- "Whether European leaders accept the Greek government’s application for more emergency loans at a crisis summit Sunday still depends on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras making a drastic turnaround on pension cuts, tax increases and other austerity measures after five months of often-acrimonious negotiations."

Los Angeles Times: Outages at NYSE, United Airlines, WSJ.com expose digital vulnerabilities — "Wednesday morning's spate of technological foul-ups grounded United Airlines flights, sidelined the Wall Street Journal's website and halted trading for more than three hours on the New York Stock Exchange. Their successive timing ignited widespread speculation about hacking attacks and conspiracy theories about who might be responsible. Government and company officials said the causes were more mundane and technical, but the shutdowns nonetheless raise concerns about the vulnerability of vital organizations that can be easily crippled by malfunctions or cyberattacks."

This program aired on July 10, 2015.

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