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Good News, Bad News, No News

DINKs vs. Breeders

John Moe

Suzie Lechtenberg

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1. Obama goes on a "patriotism tour" -- Amid controversy over comments by supporter Wesley Clark, Barack Obama set off on a week-long tour to talk about how much he loves America. The campaign swing, timed to coincide with the Fourth of July, took the presumptive Democratic nominee through traditionally Republican-leaning states and was intended to introduce the candidate to those voters.

2. Is mandatory coffee fetching hostile or discriminatory? -- In Pennsylvania, a receptionist who refused to fetch coffee for her boss was fired. She took the firing to court, where the judge ruled against her saying that it didn't constitute a hostile or discriminatory workplace. "While the behavior of plaintiff's supervisors may have been rude, gauche, or undesirable, their actions do not violate federal or state antidiscrimination laws," the judge wrote. What kind of news is this ruling?

3. Having kids makes you less happy -- A recent article in Newsweek argues that married couples with children are unhappier than married couples without. The article, widely circulated online this week, compiles several studies that indicate that while parents feel more fulfilled, they tend to have weaker marriages and less overall happiness. What kind of news is it that parents are more unhappy?

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    Artist: The Rainbow Orchestra
    CD: The In-Kraut (Marina)
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