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With guest host Anthony Brooks.

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning  Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julie Jacobson / AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julie Jacobson / AP)

This week, Hillary Clinton clinches the nomination, the first American woman ever to win that honor from a major political party. Bernie won't quit yet, and says his revolution will continue. A chastened Trump tries to hit the reset button.  Outrage grows over an ex-Stanford student’s sexual assault sentence. India’s Modi address Congress.  Muhammad Ali is laid to rest. This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Anthony Brooks

Guests

Katie Zezima, national political correspondent for the Washington Post. (@katiezez)

Lisa Lerer, national political reporter for the Associated Press. (@llerer)

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

From The Reading List

Associated Press: Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite -- "Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton. He vowed to fight on for a political revolution but showed signs he would bow to the inevitable and bring his insurgent effort to a close."

Washington Post: Trump’s personal, racially tinged attacks on federal judge alarm legal experts — "Donald Trump’s highly personal, racially tinged attacks on a federal judge overseeing a pair of lawsuits against him have set off a wave of alarm among legal experts, who worry that the ­Republican presidential candidate’s vendetta signals a remarkable disregard for judicial independence. That attitude, many argue, could carry constitutional implications if Trump becomes president."

NPR News: A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men — "Ali's openness as a person was irresistible. His visibility as a Muslim also had an effect on his admirers in this country. When Ali joined the Nation of Islam, it was considered more of a black nationalist cult than a branch of orthodox Islam. But when Ali's patron, Elijah Muhammad, died in 1975, his son Warith quickly converted the organization to an orthodox Sunni sect. Ali exposed many black Americans to the religion."

This program aired on June 10, 2016.

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