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With guest host Ray Suarez.

ISIS strikes Brussels leaving Europe on edge. Obama in Cuba. Trump-Cruz heats up. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

People gathered to observe a minute of silence and mourn for the victims of the bombings at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
People gathered to observe a minute of silence and mourn for the victims of the bombings at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Suicide bombers targeted a terminal in Brussels’ international airport, and the city’s transit system. The President of the United States stood for the Star Spangled Banner — in Havana. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued their steady march toward a delegate lead while Cruz returned fire after an insult to his wife. And the North Carolina legislature blocked local laws on LGBT rights. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headline
-- Ray Suarez

Guests

Michael Crowley, senior foreign affairs corerspondent for POLITICO. (@michaelcrowley)

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post. (@ktumulty)

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

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POLITICO: Will Terror Help Trump? -- "Many national security specialists fear that further attacks like the bombings that killed at least 30 people in Brussels on Tuesday will fuel Trump's further rise, drawing more voters to his clenched-fist approach of closed borders and retribution killings — and could ultimately pave his unlikely path to the White House."

Washington Post: Raúl Castro, Obama spar on human rights, Guantanamo, views of U.S. and Cuba — "In an extraordinary news conference Monday afternoon, President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro sparred over human rights, the Guantanamo prison and their views of their own countries and the world, even as both hailed Obama’s historic visit here as a new step in normalizing relations."

NPR News: Rapper Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Dies — "One of the founding members of the seminal rap group A Tribe Called Quest has died. Malik Taylor, otherwise known as Phife Dawg, was just 45 when he died Tuesday. He spent most of his life wrestling with the disease that contributed to his death, diabetes. He once even called himself the funky diabetic in a song. Phife Dawg underwent a kidney transplant in 2008."

This program aired on March 25, 2016.

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