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A killing rampage in San Bernardino. The Chicago Police chief fired. Paris climate talks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Then came San Bernadino. A shocking death toll. A shocking store of ammunition. The shock of a husband/wife killer squad, Sayed and Tashfeen. Of a young mother blazing away. And terrible new questions this week about guns and death and terror in the USA. On the campaign trail, talk of war and prayer and action. In Chicago, a police chief out and Rahm Emanuel in trouble. In Paris, it’s down to tough negotiation on who will do what on the climate. In Washington, all positions open to women in the US military. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Los Angeles Times: When a mass shooting turns your struggling city into a hashtag — "San Bernardino is the poorest city its size in California, and among a lot of residents, there’s a sense that nobody cares about them. Even after this shooting, I’m not sure that feeling will change. 'San Bernardino' will cease to be a place, and instead will become an event, another sad signpost in the story of America's mass shootings.
PBS News Hour: Here’s a map of all the mass shootings in 2015 — "As details surrounding the San Bernardino, California, shooting gradually emerged Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama told CBS News that the U.S. has 'a pattern now of mass shooting in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.'"
POLITICO: Rahm Emanuel: I have no plans to resign -- "Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he would not resign, despite growing criticism for what some are calling his botched response to video footage showing a Chicago police officer last year firing 16 times at Laquan McDonald, who was walking away from officers."
This program aired on December 4, 2015.
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