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  • Is it easier for teens to get guns than books? Obama thinks so.

    'We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer, or even a book,' the president said during an interfaith memorial service Tuesday for five Dallas police officers.

  • Why I read 'Robinson Crusoe' every summer

    The same way that some families go to the same mountain cabin, beach house or place by the lake each vacation season, every summer I find myself circling back to 'Robinson Crusoe.'

  • Why I read a poem a day

    Reading at least one poem a day has been like an intellectual vitamin, giving me a small dose of literature even on busy days when I can’t get to the novels and nonfiction on my nightstand.

July 24, 2016

Photos of the weekend

A pair of egrets sit on a one-horned Rhinoceros as it wades through monsoon flood waters at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Pobitora, Assam state, India, on Sunday. Assam is home to the world's largest population of the rare rhinos. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.

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