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Opening Panel Round

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Opening Panel Round

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Our panelists answer questions about the week's news, starting with the world's worst husband.

PETER SAGAL, Host:

We want to remind everybody they can join us most weeks back home, at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information about upcoming shows in Connecticut and South Carolina, go to WBEZ.org. Or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

Roxanne, a British immigration official is in the doghouse with his wife after he did what?

M: He deported her.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I'm actually...

M: I mean, I don't know.

SAGAL: You're close.

M: I have no idea, but I like it.

SAGAL: You're close. You're so close I'm going to give it to you. What he did was, he put her on the terrorist watch list.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And I know three-quarters of you are appalled, and the other quarter is going: Hmm, how does that work?

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SAGAL: What happened was, his wife was visiting her family in Pakistan. And he's like wow, I'm enjoying this time alone. I'm really getting to know myself.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I'd like to keep it going. So he put her name on the list of people who are not allowed to enter Britain, where they live. So don't worry though, she was able to sort it all out and come home - three years later.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

M: And how is the happy couple doing now?

SAGAL: Well, the move was not good for their relationship. It may be good for all of ours because it really sets a new standard. It's like, sure he forgot Valentine's Day, but at least he didn't put me on the terrorist watch list and trap me in Pakistan.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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