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08/12/2010 02:02 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

HuffPost Thursday: Meetup To Discuss Steven Slater, Job Numbers, And Jennifer Lopez

Last Thursday HuffPost readers around the world gathered to discuss the week in news. As always, the editors at HuffPost want to offer some suggestions for what you may want to discuss tonight.

Dramatic Exit: JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater flipped out and captured the nation's attention with his exit down the emergency slide of a plane at Kennedy Airport.

Job Loss: The nation lost 131,000 jobs in July according to the Department of Labor.

Gibbs' Gaffe: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caught some flack for comments he made about the "professional left."

Award Returned: CNN host Fareed Zakaria returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League that he was given in 2005 after the organization came out against the proposed mosque near ground zero.

American Idol: Jennifer Lopez was reportedly booted from being a judge on "American Idol" after her demands got "out of hand.''