Terror in Nice. Obama in Dallas. Sanders endorses Clinton. Trump and his VP pick. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
And then there was Nice. A full mile of death by terror truck as the big rig roared down the waterfront. And hearts turn again this week to France, and to the terrible realities that face us all. At home, the President and protesters and police deal with the realities of Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas. Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump appears to choose Indiana’s Mike Pence as his running mate. We’ll see. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. — Tom Ashbrook
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The Guardian: France stunned after truck attacker kills 84 on Bastille Day in Nice -- "France has been stunned and sickened by a third massacre in 18 months in which a man drove a heavy goods truck through night-time crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the seafront in Nice. He killed at least 84 people and injured scores more, many of them small children."
New York Times: Cleveland’s Police and Courts Prepare for Unruly Visitors — "With thousands of protesters expected to descend on Cleveland for next week’s Republican National Convention, city officials have devised intricate plans to handle mass arrests should chaos break out on the streets, identifying jail facilities to house more than 975 arrested protesters and keeping courts open for 20 hours daily to process cases."
BBC News: Is Theresa May the UK's Merkel? — "German media have greeted the arrival of the UK's new Prime Minister Theresa May with headlines such as 'England's Angela Merkel', 'May is Britain's Merkel,' or simply 'The British Merkel'. But does the new British PM really have much in common with Europe's most powerful leader?"
This program aired on July 15, 2016.