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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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Donald Trump picked a military town, Virginia Beach, Va., to give a speech Tuesday on how he would go about reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs if elected.

He blamed the Obama administration for a string of scandals at the VA during the past two years, and claimed that his rival, Hillary Clinton, has downplayed the problems and won't fix them.

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The season for blueberries used to be short. You'd find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.

Now, though, it's always blueberry season somewhere. Blueberry production is booming. The berries are grown in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest — not to mention the southern hemisphere.

But in any one location, the season is still short. And this means that workers follow the blueberry harvest, never staying in one place for long.

More than 4 in 10 working Americans say their job affects their overall health, with stress being cited most often as having a negative impact.

That's according to a new survey about the workplace and health from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

While it may not sound so surprising that work affects health, when we looked more closely, we found one group was particularly affected by stress on the job: the disabled.

If you've stepped foot in a comic book store in the past few years, you'll have noticed a distinct shift. Superheroes, once almost entirely white men, have become more diverse.

There's been a biracial Spider-Man, a Muslim Ms. Marvel, and just last week, Marvel announced that the new Iron Man will be a teenage African-American girl.

Joining this lineup today is Kong Kenan, a Chinese boy who, as part of a reboot of the DC comics universe, is one of four characters taking up Superman's mantle.

On Tuesday, an international tribunal soundly rejected Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea, an area where China has been building islands and increasing its military activity.

The case before the international tribunal in the Hague was brought by the Philippines, challenging what's widely seen as a territorial grab by Beijing. The tribunal essentially agreed. Beijing immediately said the decision was null and void and that it would ignore it. There are concerns now that the tribunal's decision could inflame tensions between the U.S. and China.

The deaths last week of three African-American men in encounters with police, along with the killing of five Dallas officers by a black shooter, have left many African-American gun owners with conflicting feelings; those range from shock to anger and defiance. As the debate over gun control heats up, some African-Americans see firearms as critical to their safety, especially in times of racial tension.


ADC chairman predicts Cong. Davis likely to lose June primary vote

Montgomery, AL – - The chairman of the state's oldest black
political organization says U.S. Rep. Artur Davis can't win the
governor's race in November because the black congressman has
rejected black voters in the Democratic primary.
Davis has refused to appear before the three major black
political organizations in the state to seek their endorsements.
The Alabama News South Coalition has already endorsed his opponent,
Ron Sparks, for the Democratic primary June 1.
Reed's organization, the Alabama Democratic Conference, decides
on Saturday. Reed said Wednesday an endorsement of Sparks is not
automatic, but Davis definitely won't get it because he's not
asking for it. Davis has said black voters don't need the
organizations to tell them how to vote and that he won the
congressional seat despite their opposition.

- Democratic candidate for governor Artur
Davis says Joe Reed's criticism of him sounds like the same thing
Reed was saying in 2008 when he opposed Barack Obama for the
Democratic nomination for president.
Reed, the chairman of the black Alabama Democratic Conference,
said Wednesday Davis can't win the governor's race in November
because the black congressman has rejected black voters in the
Democratic primary.
Davis said Reed once stood for the proposition that race should
not preclude anyone from holding office, but now he keeps going
The Alabama Democratic Conference will announce its endorsements
Saturday in Montgomery. Davis' opponent, Ron Sparks, is seeking the