12:01pm

Fri June 10, 2011
World

Turkey's Ruling Party Poised For Election Victory

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters during an election rally for his Justice and Development Party, or AK Party. Critics are concerned that the party could win a two-thirds majority in Parliament, which would allow them to rewrite the constitution without input from secular forces or the public.
Adem Altan AFP/Getty Images

The party of Turkey's sitting prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is poised to win a third term in power when Turks go to the polls Sunday.

Turkey's secular opposition, having failed to convince voters that the ruling party has a "secret Islamist agenda," is hoping to keep the government from winning a two-thirds majority in Parliament. If it does, the Justice and Development Party, known as the AK Party or AKP, could rewrite Turkey's Constitution essentially without constraint.

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12:00pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Barbershop

'Shop Talk': Weinergate, NBA Finals, NCAA Restrictions

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up for a shot during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks on June 9, 2011. The Mavericks won 112-103 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Mark Ralston ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 'Barbershop' guys weigh-in on the controversy surrounding Rep. Weiner, who announced this week that he will not resign despite having lewd internet communications with women. The guys also discuss game five of the NBA finals. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael; sports editor David Zirin; Johns Hopkins professor of Political Science Lester Spence; and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette. Discussion about Weiner may not be suited for younger listeners.

12:00pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Politics

Whether Weiner Should Stay Or Go

There's been a lot on political minds this week — from Rep. Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tearful admission of engaging in inappropriate online relationships, to an economic showdown between President Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Host Michel Martin discusses the week's politics with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker and US News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary.

10:55am

Fri June 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Yes You Were Wielding A Weasel, Cops Tell Suspect

Heard the one about the guy who assaulted his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend while wielding what he insisted was a marten — NOT a weasel?

It's become a hot story across the nation because the victim supposedly asked "why are you carrying a weasel?" To which the suspect replied, "it's not a weasel, it's a marten," and then allegedly punched the guy in the nose (with his hand, not the weasel ... err, mink).

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9:50am

Fri June 10, 2011
The Two-Way

M.F. Husain, The 'Picasso Of India,' Died In Exile

M.F Husain in London in 2007. One of his paintings, which depicts Mother Teresa taking care of children, is in the background.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

The Times of India is asking today, "did [the] political class let down Husain?"

That question is one sign of the self-reflection underway in India after word of artist M.F. Husain's death Thursday in London.

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9:04am

Fri June 10, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Weird Republicans Don't Stand A Chance

Jonathan Bernstein is a political blogger.

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9:03am

Fri June 10, 2011
It's All Politics

Sarah's Choice: Email Dump Will Add To Doubt That She Will Run

Today in Alaska, state officials will release tens of thousands of pages of emails Sarah Palin sent or received as governor from 2007 to 2009. To imagine what this trove may contain, imagine what might show up in your own email (or that of your intimates). There may well be moments of high courage and eloquence. But there will also be other moments.

Now, guess which kind of moments would prompt the most conversation among your friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers. Not to mention people imagining you as president.

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9:00am

Fri June 10, 2011
Garden Report

Going Organic a Rising Trend Among Producers and Consumers

The results of new studies show organic agriculture has grown by 20% a year for the past few years.  There are good reasons that this growth will continue.

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8:57am

Fri June 10, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

German Officials Conclude Sprouts Are The E. Coli Culprit

A-ha! It was the sprouts after all.

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8:54am

Fri June 10, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Army Advances On Restive Border Town

Syrian troops moved against a restive northern border town Friday in what the government said was a military operation to restore order though most residents have reportedly fled.

Tanks were on the outer edges of the town of Jisr al-Shughour on Friday, preparing to enter, an AP reporter accompanying Syrian troops on a government-organized trip said. He said the army announced the start of operations at around 5 a.m. Friday. Witnesses contacted by telephone said most residents had abandoned the town of up to 45,000.

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