Raising Readers: Summer
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Before The Holiday Weekend, Latest Jobless Report Is Issued
The report comes out a day earlier than normal because of the July 4 holiday. The job market has been racking up healthy gains this year, and the latest report is expected to show continued growth.
Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Yields Polarized Debate
Debate involving religion and contraception was ignited by the ruling. Steve Inskeep discusses the court's case with Thomas Berg, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Award-Winning Children's Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dies
Myers captured what it was like to be young and black while growing up in the city. As he often said, he wrote books he would have wanted to read as a kid. Myers died after a brief illness. He was 76.
Shiite Clerics Inspire Volunteers To Fight Iraq's Sunni Insurgency
Iraq's army was able to push back Islamist militants after Shiite religious leaders in the holy city of Najaf issued a call to arms. Deep emotion and symbolism fuel the Shiite response.
Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break
Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.
Mosquito-Repellent Paper Attracts Readers
Sri Lanka has been hit by an epidemic of dengue fever, a potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. A newspaper printed an entire issue with ink made from citronella. Sales went up 30 percent.
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