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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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  • The Endorser: Palin Gains Notice As A Primary Force
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been an active player in primaries across the country this midterm election year. And so far, she has picked far more winners than losers -- scoring particularly well in Tuesday's races.
  • MoveOn.Org And The Arkansas Senate Primary
    Robert Siegel talks to Ilsye Hogue, the communications and political advocacy director for MoveOn.org, about the group's support of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary. Halter lost in the runoff to incumbent Blanche Lincoln.
  • The History Of Soccer In Africa
    Author and African history professor Peter Alegi talks to Melissa Block about soccer's long history in South Africa. Soccer was brought to Africa by British colonials in the mid-1800s. The first documented game on the continent was played in South Africa in 1862, a year before soccer's official rules were codified. Alegi contends that soccer has been an important sport in Africa for as long as it was played in Europe.
  • Israeli Official Disputes List Of Banned Gaza Products
    Glucose. Nutmeg. Size A-Four Paper. Donkeys. Those are just some of the items Palestinians claim are on an Israeli list of items that cannot be imported into the Gaza Strip. Robert Siegel talks to Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry, who claims there is no such list.
  • Turkey's Loyalties May Be Shifting
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says two recent issues have imposed a strain on Turkey's moderate policy: Turkey's decision to join with Brazil in offering Iran a compromise deal on its nuclear program; and its tacit support of the six-ship flotilla that sought to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
  • With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Soldiers Face Battle For Care
    Even when traumatic brain injury is diagnosed in soldiers, many find they have to fight to get adequate treatment. Medical records show brain-injured soldiers at Fort Bliss have been told that their main problems are psychological, not related to blasts. Some soldiers have turned to clinics outside the military to get help.
  • U.S. Approves New Sanctions Against Iran
    The United Nations Security Council has agreed to a new round of sanctions against Iran to pressure it to curb its nuclear ambitions and return to negotiations. The vote was 12-2, with Lebanon abstaining.
  • As Turkey Flexes Regional Muscle, Ties With U.S. Sour
    Turkey plays a key role in U.S. efforts on two major foreign policy issues: Iran and Mideast peace. But strains are showing in the Turkish-U.S. relationship after Israel's raid last week on a Turkish vessel carrying activists to Gaza ended with nine onboard killed.
  • Famed Swallows Find New Home In Country Club
    The famous migratory swallows that have nested in Southern California's San Juan Capistrano Mission for more than 200 years have found a new home. Robert Siegel talks to Travis Blaylock, the facility manager of the birds' new digs, the Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif.
  • Pot Delivery Services Cropping Up Across California
    At a time when many cities are cracking down on the spread of medical marijuana dispensaries, a burgeoning new business model is emerging: unregulated services that will bring pot right to the customer's front door.

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