An EgyptAir flight goes down at sea. Battle over Zika fight funding. The Democratic Party rift grows. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A fall from the sky this week, EgyptAir Flight 804, and the T-word — "terrorism" — immediately on the table. Now, the investigation. In Nevada, a fierce Clinton-Sanders camp standoff and suddenly it's the Democratic Party roiling. Hillary says Trump is not qualified. Trump says Bill Clinton and "rape." We've got a fight over Zika funding. TSA trouble. More Russian doping heat. And more overtime pay. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Live Updates: EgyptAir Flight MS804 -- Live updates from The Guardian, as new information comes in. "Egypt’s aviation minister Sherif Fathy said terrorism was more likely than technical failure to be the cause of the crash . “If you analysis the situation properly the possibility of having a terror attack is higher than the possibility of having a technical [problem],” he told reporters. (The Guardian)
Trump releases list of 11 judges he'd consider nominating to the Supreme Court -- "Most of the names were suggested by the conservative Heritage Foundation, but some also reflect Trump’s outsider mind-set. While every member of the current court studied law at either Harvard or Yale, most of Trump’s picks studied at schools such as Michigan, Northwestern and Tulane, with only one having attended Yale. Trump also selected a number of state supreme court judges instead of focusing only on federal courts. The list is heavy with Midwesterners, and all are white." (Washington Post)
Obama announces final overtime rule, boosting pay for millions -- "Labor Department officials estimated the new overtime rule will help a total of 4.2 million salaried, non-manufacturing workers nationwide, including 146,000 in California who are not currently protected by the state overtime threshold." (Los Angeles Times)
This program aired on May 20, 2016.