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10:01pm

Mon August 22, 2011
Food

A Month Of 'Fast' Food: Recipes For Ramadan

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The most traditional way to break the fast during Ramadan is with a date — as the prophet Muhammad used to do. Learn more about the tradition of eating dates during Ramadan, and check out Yvonne Maffei's Dates with Cream recipe.
Yvonne Maffei My Halal Kitchen

It's Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast all day long — from sunup to sundown. The fast is broken each day with a celebratory meal called an iftar. Muslims follow a lunar calendar, which means Ramadan falls at a different time each year. When Ramadan falls in August — as it does this year — it means long, hot days without food or water.

Yvonne Maffei, who writes the food blog My Halal Kitchen, talks with NPR's Renee Montagne about how to prepare and persevere when it's hot and you're hungry.

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12:17pm

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

Fighting Surrounds Journalists' Hotel In Tripoli

Rebel fighters swept into Tripoli over the weekend and said Monday that they control much of the capital. But parts of the city remain in the hands of Moammar Gadhafi's regime, including the streets around the Rixos Hotel, where western journalists have been camped out for weeks, covering the story. Reuters correspondent Missy Ryan, who is at the hotel, talks with David Greene.

5:39am

Mon August 22, 2011
Around the Nation

After 20 Years, Message In A Bottle Is Picked Up

Ashley and Seth Cooper celebrated their first anniversary in Alaska. While beachcombing they spied a champagne bottle with a note in it. It had been tossed into the sea by a couple on their honeymoon. When Cooper tracked them down, she discovered they were still happily married.

5:27am

Mon August 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Chicago Judge Officiates Inmate's Wedding

Tharvin Benitez was standing in a Chicago courtroom in handcuffs and orange prison fatigues. Benitez was before a judge facing 30 years in prison on drug charges. His girlfriend was expecting a baby, and he asked the judge to please officiate the wedding before she delivered.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Set On Ousting Gadhafi

Most of the Libyan capital Tripoli is controlled by rebels. The rebels, however, are not in control of Moammar Gadhafi's compound. The whereabouts of Gadhafi are unknown. Two of his sons have been arrested.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Sweep Into Tripoli

It appears to be just a matter of time before the rebels take complete control of the capital. There are reports of heavy fighting near Moammar Gadhafi's compound but there is no sign of Gadhafi.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene has business news.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Theater

Record Could Revive 'Sweet Bye And Bye'

The 1946 musical "Sweet Bye and Bye" was an unmitigated disaster and never made it to Broadway. The show closed in Philadelphia and seemed to be lost forever — until the score was rediscovered in a New Jersey warehouse in 1986.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Business

Mich. Manufacture Expects To Hire 1,000 Workers

Manufacturers are still cautious when it comes to hiring. But one Michigan company is going on a hiring spree. Gentex Corporation mostly makes car mirrors. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith reports that business is booming.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Middle East

Assad Warns Other Countries To Stay Out of Syria

Syria's president Bashar Assad has warned against military intervention in his country. He appeared on state-run television Sunday and repeated plans to introduce political change to the country.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Middle East

Egyptians Fear Military Stymies Democracy Push

The Egyptian military is cracking down on pro-democracy activists, particularly those using the Internet to convey their message. The military rulers are also putting out statements to try to turn public sentiment against the activists, who were pivotal in starting the uprising that ousted former leader Hosni Mubarak.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
Africa

White House Says It's Time For Gadhafi To Go

President Obama says it is time for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime to officially end. The U.S. has played a key role in supporting the NATO campaign that began in March — aimed at protecting civilians and the rebels.

2:00am

Mon August 22, 2011
U.S.

New National Mall Stop: King Memorial

The memorial to the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. opens to the public Monday. The scaffolding came off the 30 foot granite statue last week.

5:16am

Fri August 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Rodent Of Unusual Size Stalks Calif. Water Plant

Workers at a waste water plant in central California were taken aback when they saw a huge rodent swimming through the facility's ponds. The capybara is the world's largest rodent. It has a famously docile nature so fish and game officials say they'll let the animal roam.

5:08am

Fri August 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Car Thief Drops Victim's Kids Off Safely

A New York man left his two sons and his poodle in the van and ran into a store. That, according to the New York Post, is when a thief drove off with the vehicle. The man asked for the kids' address and took them home.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
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Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Economy

Weak Data, Economic Fears Provoke Stock Sell-Off

U.S. and European stocks plunged Thursday as investors worried the global economy might be slipping back into recession. The major U.S. market indexes were down sharply. Gold surged and oil fell. And safe haven money kept flowing into U.S. Treasuries.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Keep Momentum Up In Zawiyah Battle

In Libya, rebel forces have made advances in their battle to unseat Moamar Gadhafi from power. After several days of fierce clashes, opposition fighters have taken the last refinery under Gadhafi's control. The coastal city of Zawiyah, 30 miles from the capital tripoli, is still being contested though.

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