The government of Bangladesh is trying to remove Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunis from the bank he founded nearly three decades ago to help the country's poorest people. Grameen Bank pioneered the use of micro-loans to give the poor an opportunity to start small businesses — or make other sound investments in their future. These loans are almost always repaid in full and on time. The government says Yunis has violated laws setting a mandatory retirement age of 60.
Forces loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi launched ground and air attacks on a rebel-held town on the Mediterranean coast not far from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. The battle for Brega lasted much of the day. When the fighting subsided, the rebels appeared to control most of the town — after losing ground earlier in the day. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro was in Brega during the battle and talks with host Melissa Block about what she witnessed.
In recent years some headlines have cast an increase in sales for vinyl LPs — once considered a casualty of the CD era — as something like a beacon of hope for the struggling music industry. The reality isn't all that rosy. According to Neilsen SoundScan, vinyl counted for less than one percent of total album sales in 2010.
Our Twitter-buddies at KQED have highlighted a video that might help you enjoy a few seconds of the newsday: a first-of-its kind video of "nature's most elusive big cat." The Sumatran Sundaland clouded leopard was given its own distinct species label in 2007.