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TED Radio Hour : NPR

In an age of constant information and infinite distractions, how can we pay more attention to our ... attention? This hour, TED speakers explore the battle for our awareness during the digital age. Zeynep Tufekci: How Is Our Attention Packaged And Sold As A Commodity? Listen · 7:19. Manoush Zomorodi: Has Constant Stimulation Replaced Boredom? Listen · 10:39. Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention? Listen · 9:46. Tristan ... Full story

Fat cat who sits on hind legs seeks adoption in viral social media post

A quirky 7-year-old, 25-pound cat in the Chicago suburbs who sits up on his hind legs is getting a lot of attention after a shelter posted an online adoption ad, according to reports. The ad for Bruno, a polydactyl Russian blue mix, appeared on the Facebook page of Wright-Way Rescue Wednesday and has since gone viral. The shelter says Bruno is “too cool to be homeless.” He talks a lot and loves to be petted when he eats—but don’t pet his belly. ... Full story

Murdered Colorado mom 'beat all odds' to get pregnant, brother says as records show family's financial woes

A pregnant Colorado mother had beaten “all the odds” to conceive despite her health condition, her brother said as records revealed her husband Christopher Watts had struggled with past financial issues before he allegedly murdered the 34-year-old and their two daughters last week. Shanann Watts was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks the healthy tissues and could cause fertility issues and high-risk pregnancies. Watts’ ... Full story

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London workers are queuing up for free food because they can't afford to eat

During rush hour on one of London ’s most affluent streets, amid the bustle of the Strand, an orderly queue is forming. Dozens of people stand patiently, and hungrily, waiting for their dinner. The gathering, near Charing Cross station, comprises people of all ages and ethnicities. Some look visibly homeless , clutching large carrier bags containing their worldly possessions. Others wear work clothes. Despite having a job, they can’t afford to ... Full story

Indonesian Government Pledges To Ban Dog And Cat Meat Trade

Animals suffer terribly within the brutal trade (Photo: DMFI). The Indonesian Government has pledged to ban the trade of cat and dog meat, via an announcement by the Directorate of Veterinary Public. The announcement was made at a 'National Coordination of Animal Welfare' meeting in Jakarta this month, attended by representatives of livestock and animal health departments, animal quarantine agencies, veterinary faculty academics, the Indonesian ... Full story

'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats. Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog nipped her hand. Starting that same month, Greg Manteufel, 48, of nearby West Bend, Wisconsin, lost both hands and both lower ... Full story

Body of Shanann Watts was found in shallow grave, court document says

The body of Shanann Watts was found in a shallow grave Thursday, according to court documents revealed Saturday. (Frederick Police). The body of Shanann Watts, a pregnant Colorado woman, whose husband authorities suspect of killing her and their two daughters, was found in a shallow grave, according to court documents revealed Saturday. An earlier court filing said the bodies of Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, were found Thursday submerged in oil ... Full story

Warmer oceans increasing hurricane risk along the west coast, scientists say

Watch "Warmer oceans increasing hurricane risk along the west coast, scientists say", a CBSN video on View more CBSN videos and watch CBSN, a live news stream featuring original CBS News reporting. Full story

16 nurses who work in the same ICU at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, are pregnant

MESA, Ariz. -- Sixteen nurses who work in the intensive care unit of an Arizona hospital are pregnant, CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reports . And the majority of them are due between October and January. "They're wondering what's in the water," nurse Ashley Atkinsm said, according to the station. The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, just east of Phoenix, said they didn't know so many were expecting until members kept getting added ... Full story