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An artist's image of the wall that will separate the public from the repository where unidentified remains will be kept at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan.

Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 Museum

Hoping it will be "a dignified and reverential setting," the soon-to-be-opened National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City says approximately 8,000 unidentified remains of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan are returning "to the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site."

Designed by a Michelin four-star general

Sandwich Monday: We Tackle The Army's 'Pork Rib' MRE

We got our hands on an MRE — a "Meal, Ready to Eat" from the Department of Defense. It's a real marvel of engineering. In one flat bag, there's an imitation McRib, clam chowder, a couple of drinks, and some trail mix, and some note about how by eating this you consent to joining the Marines. All in one flat bag!

Special Guest Mike Pesca: This meal disgusts me more before 8 a.m. than most meals disgust me all day.

Miles: I'm going to imitation eat this imitation pork rib.

St. Petersburg-based Bank Rossiya is the only Russian institution to be sanctioned by the Obama administration. The measures are beginning to have an effect on the Russian economy.

A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama announced new punitive measures last week to expand the initial sanctions on Russia for its moves in the Crimea. The measures, along with steps outlined by the European Union, impose asset freezes and travel bans on some Russian officials and target a Russian bank.

Here is what the sanctions do and what their possible impact:

What Steps Were Taken?

A barge loaded with marine fuel oil sits partially submerged in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday.

After Oil Spill, Coast Guard Prepares To Open Houston Ship Channel

As the Coast Guard prepares to open the Houston Ship Channel after an oil spill over the weekend, environmentalists were trying assess the damage to a sensitive ecological system.

The Associated Press reports the Coast Guard is hoping to reopen "one of the nation's busiest seaports Monday."

The AP adds:

Oderus Urungus and GWAR perform at the Download Festival in Castle Donington, England, in 2011.

Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Dave Brockie, singer and mastermind behind shock rock innovators GWAR, has died at the age of 50. Initially reported by Style Weekly late last night and confirmed by Richmond, Va., police early this morning, Brockie was found dead in his apartment early Sunday evening.

Band manager Jack Flanagan has issued the following statement:

Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Leave it to the folks at Reddit to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Recently, they were gabbing about Google's nutrition comparison tool, which was quietly launched at the end of 2013 and escaped us here at The Salt.

Behavior issues like defiance and aggression are common, and short-term counseling can help parents and kids do better.

Kids Benefit From Counseling At The Pediatrician's Office

Pediatricians often recommend some mental health counseling for children who have behavior problems like defiance and tantrums. But counseling can be hard to find. Children are much more likely to get help if the counselor is right there in the doctor's office, a study finds.

The children in the study had behavior problems, and many also had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or anxiety. They were 8 years old, on average, and two-thirds were boys.

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, in 2006.

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

The U.S. is sending 150 Air Force special operations personnel to central Africa this week — more than doubling the number of American troops on the ground who are assisting in the search for infamous Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reports.

President Obama and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte shake hands in front of Rembrandt's <em>Night Watch</em> after speaking to the press following meetings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday. Which artwork in the museum best captures the current global mood?

Which Artwork Is A Metaphor For The Current Global Condition?

President Obama is doing serious work in Europe this week, meeting with the G-7, NATO and the EU to discuss Russia's actions in Ukraine. He's also joining leaders from more than 50 countries in The Hague to talk about keeping nuclear weapons away from terrorists. But before the intense negotiations got underway, he launched this trip with a bit of culture.

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood are seen during their trial in the killing of a police officer last year.

Egyptian Court Sentences More Than 500 Morsi Supporters To Die

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi after a mass trial on charges related to an attack that killed a policeman.

The verdicts and sentencing came of the 529 people came after just two sessions of the court, sparking criticism from human rights activists.

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