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The Democrats battle in Brooklyn. Trump says “rigged.” Verizon strike. Russian jets buzz the U.S. Navy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
We had a week topped off in Brooklyn, with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton pounding toward the New York primary. Everybody's all in now. Everything on the line. In the GOP, Donald Trump outside the lines again. Charging the Republican process is rigged, dirty, disgusting. Stay tuned. We've got fresh Zika warnings. A big fine for Goldman Sachs. A Chicago mea culpa. Russian jets on top of the U.S. Navy. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
From Tom’s Reading List
Politico: Sanders' last shot to shake up the race -- "The pressure mostly falls on Sanders, who must make a compelling case for himself and against Clinton, who is still leading in New York by double digits with less than a week before voters head to the polls. Ahead of Thursday’s debate, Clinton operatives sought to set a high bar by insisting anything short of a decisive win for Sanders on Tuesday could mark the real end of the race, even if he chooses to soldier on."
The Charlotte Observer: Companies continue HB2 pushback following McCrory's executive order -- "The governor’s Tuesday order extends new protections for state workers based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But the order leaves unchanged statewide non-discrimination rules that do not provide legal protections for gay and transgender customers in places of public business. His order followed statewide economic fallout over the legislation. At least 13 conventions have canceled their events in Charlotte because of HB2."
Los Angeles Times: Russian attack jets repeatedly buzz U.S. Navy warship in Baltic Sea -- "A pair of Russian fighter jets and a Russian military helicopter repeatedly buzzed a U.S. Navy warship at close range earlier this week in the Baltic Sea, ignoring radio warnings and temporarily disrupting the ship's flight operations."
This program aired on April 15, 2016.
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