Trump campaign chaos. Zika in Miami. The Olympics kick off. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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PBS News Hour:What would it take for Donald Trump to reset his campaign? — "You have this sense that this campaign is a dumpster fire inside a nuclear meltdown, and they absolutely need an intervention. And what happened in Wisconsin, where Donald Trump is coming on Friday, and he’s coming into very, very hostile territory, almost no leading Republican will be at that rally, and at some point, they’re going to have to do a reset of some kind."
POLITICO: Senate Dems make new call to cancel recess and pass Zika bill — "The 'Bring Congress Back' calls from Democrats are in full swing. More than 40 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, pushing the two top Republicans to reconvene Congress so lawmakers can pass funding to deal with the Zika virus."
NPR News: U.S. Women Will Rule In Rio (You Can Thank Title IX) — "At the 2012 Olympics in London, U.S. women won more medals than American men — 58 to 45 — for the first time ever. London also marked the first time the U.S. sent more women to the Games than men. And in the Rio Games that start Friday, American women will again outnumber men (292 to 263), with the U.S. women heavily favored to be the more decorated half of the mightiest Olympic team in the world."
This program aired on August 5, 2016.