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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.


Probe expands into faculty shooting at Univ. of Ala-Huntsville

Huntsville, Ala – - A survivor of a fatal Alabama university
shooting says the professor charged in the attack started firing
without warning.
Associate professor Joseph Ng (ing) says in an e-mail he was one
of 12 people sitting around an oval table for a department meeting
Friday at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Ng says the meeting had been going on for about half an hour
when Amy Bishop suddenly got up, took out a gun and started
shooting. He says she fired at each person in a row as they sat
around the table.
Three people were killed and three injured. Bishop was arrested
and charged with capital murder and attempted murder.
Ng says the survivors dropped to the floor and rushed Bishop
during a pause in the shooting. They pushed her out the door and
called 911.

- Grieving relatives of three professors
gunned down at a university faculty meeting questioned why their
accused colleague was hired despite a dispute with a former boss
who received a pipe bomb and the shooting death of her brother.
Amy Bishop is charged in the three deaths and the wounding of
three other professors at a meeting Friday at the University of
Alabama in Huntsville.
She was vocal in her resentment over being denied tenure and the
looming loss of her teaching post, though relatives and students
said she had never suggested she might become violent.
In 1986, Bishop shot and killed her 18-year-old brother with a
shotgun at their Braintree, Massachussetts, home. She told police
it accidentally discharged. Authorities released her and said the
episode was a tragic accident.
In another incident, The Boston Globe reported that Bishop and
her husband were questioned by investigators looking into a pipe
bomb sent to one of Bishop's colleagues at Children's Hospital
Boston in 1993. The bomb did not go off, and nobody was ever