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Migrant crisis in Europe. The Iran deal, cleared. A Kentucky clerk and gay marriage. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Refugee crisis this week, with images out of Europe as heart-rending as any seen since the chaos of World War II. The three-year-old boy on the beach. The desperate throngs in Hungary. Nightmare. In the U.S., a county clerk in Kentucky who would not budge on her religion and gay marriage is now in jail. On the campaign trail, Jeb Bush takes the globes off on Donald Trump. Trump, of course, hits back. We've got the votes for the Iran deal, the president in Alaska, another dead policeman — and Tom Brady, cleared to play. This hour on On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook
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New York Times: Exodus of Syrians Highlights Political Failure of the West - "It was never any secret that a rising tide of Syrian refugees would sooner or later burst the seams of the Middle East and head for Europe. Yet little was done in Western capitals to stop or mitigate the slow-motion disaster that was befalling Syrian civilians and sending them on the run."
New York Times: Gay Couple Gets Marriage License From Kim Davis Deputy - "A same-sex couple received a marriage license here on Friday, the first such couple to get one a day after the county clerk, Kim Davis, was jailed by a federal judge for refusing court orders to issue the licenses."
Sports Illustrated: Why Tom BRady, NFLPA Beat Roger Goodell in their DeflateGate Appeal - "The NFL will likely file a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and seek an expedited review. As explained below, even if the Second Circuit grants the NFL an expedited review, it would take several months before a decision is made. The NFL might also seek a stay of Judge Berman’s order that would allow the league to suspend Brady during its appeal, but it is unlikely a stay would be granted. Media reports also indicate that the NFL does not intend to seek a stay. "
Washington Post: Conceding Defeat, Iran Deal Opponents At Least Want a Vote - "Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they’re just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it — even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the president."
This program aired on September 4, 2015.
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