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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey's Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.
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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes" (Rebroadcast)

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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Same-Sex Marriage And The States

The battle over same-sex marriage returns to the states: How the fight will play out in legislatures, courts and ballot initiatives.


Prosecutor: Radical Islam Motivated Attack On French Soldier

French authorities say a Muslim convert was prompted by his religious ideology to carry out the weekend stabbing attack at a shopping mall west of Paris.

Chopra Brothers: Separate Paths But Common Bond

Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra both followed in their father's footsteps and became physicians. But while one chose Western medicine, the other took a spiritual approach. Now they've teamed up for a memoir, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream.

Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed

After the popes comments, headlines proclaimed, "Even Atheists Can Go To Heaven." A Vatican spokesman quickly intervened and said this was not the case. Still, the remarks were in keeping with a pope who is emphasizing inclusiveness and wants to speak to a global audience that reaches far beyond the Catholic Church.

Violence In Europe Leaves People Fearful

The brutal murder of a soldier in London, and riots in Sweden's capital, Stockholm, have people feeling uneasy in surrounding European communities. To find out more, host Michel Martin talks with NPR's Europe correspondent Phil Reeves, and Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post United Kingdom.

Minister To Lose Job After Performing Same-Sex Marriage?

When Methodist minister Reverend Thomas Ogletree officiated his son's same-sex marriage, he didn't think it would cause a stir. But now some New York United Methodist Church ministers are threatening to defrock him. He speaks with Host Michel Martin about the controversy and why he feels he's being singled out.