12:22pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Wisdom Watch

Iyanla Vanzant: Clarity, Forgiveness Key To Tackling Big Transitions

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12:22pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Music Lists

NPR CEO Appreciates The Unique Sound Of Future's 'Look Ahead'

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12:22pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Money Coach

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

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12:19pm

Mon July 28, 2014
Krulwich Wonders...

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Robert Krulwich/NPR

This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds?

Downtown, in a city?

Or far, far from downtown — in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce?

Or in the suburbs? In backyards, lawns, parking lots and playing fields?

Not the city, right?

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10:52am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 4:46 pm

In 2003, Russia arrested the country's richest man, seized his main asset, Yukos Oil, broke it up and sold it. More than a decade later, a three-judge arbitration panel in The Hague ordered Moscow to pay the shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant more than $50 billion.

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10:32am

Mon July 28, 2014
Parallels

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Members of a Palestinian family break their fast with the iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan at a United Nations school, where hundreds of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Adel Hana AP

Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year.

The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

"My plans were to have no plans for Eid," Ahmed says, pausing in the Firaz market area on a main street in Gaza City. "But my son kept bugging me, 'Mom, aren't you going to buy me something for Eid?' "

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10:28am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.

The New York Times reports:

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9:20am

Mon July 28, 2014
Goats and Soda

How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 5:45 pm

A child grabs sleep after a long day of labor in a struggling West African fishery.
Courtesy of Jessica Pociask, WANT Expeditions

When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.

But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work, and more people are forced into indentured servitude, scientists wrote Thursday in the journal Science.

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9:08am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:21 am

Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, which is in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

CNN reports that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. The network adds:

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8:12am

Mon July 28, 2014
Business

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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