Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Census forms go out this month. There are only ten questions, but the answers determine how hundreds of billions in federal funds get distributed as well as the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. The importance of the twenty-ten census.
- Phil Sparks Director of the Census Project. He was the associated director of communications and legislation at the Census Bureau from 1995-1999.
- Steve Jost Associated Director for Communications with the Census Bureau.
- William Frey demographer and senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a research professor at the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center.
- Juan Williams NPR news analyst, FOX News political analyst, and author of numerous books, including "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It."
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