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President Obama on guns. China’s stock market turmoil.  Armed takeover in Oregon. North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A big wobble in China this week – the stock market anyway – felt round the world. But strong new jobs numbers in the USA. Good news for now. North Korea says it has tested an H-bomb. Maybe, maybe not - but it was nuclear all right. In Washington, President Obama goes “executive action” on guns. On the campaign trail, Trump goes birther on Cruz. And Bill Clinton joins the fray. This hour On Point,  our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests

Hallie Jackson, NBC News correspondent covering the 2016 Presidential election. (@HallieJackson)

David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times. (@SangerNYT)

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

From Tom’s Reading List

NBC News: Cruz Dismisses Trump's Canadian Birth Attacks as 'Political Noise' — "Donald Trump's birther questions are reborn, this time focused on Ted Cruz, who now leads the polls in Iowa and scores higher with potential Trump voters than any other Republican."

New York Times: North Korea Blast Revives Question: How Do You Contain Pyongyang? -- "If the North Koreans really have mastered the engineering of a thermonuclear weapon, it would marginally increase the severity of that threat. But politically, it renews a question: What do you do with a problem like North Korea?"

Oregonian: Residents near Oregon standoff like militants' message, but still want them to leave — "Cowboys, mothers, retirees and dozens more from Harney County offered support Wednesday for the anti-government message offered by militants occupying a federal compound outside of town. But they still asked the group of protesters to leave."

This program aired on January 8, 2016.

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