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Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.

Students in gym class at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee. Two years ago, the students had no gym, art, or music classes but that's changing as Milwaukee Public Schools re-hires teachers for these classes. Erin Toner /WUWM hide caption

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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (No. 42) is among the WNBA players participating in the league's effort to embrace the LGBT community. Stacy Bengs/AP hide caption

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The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

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Mexico fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group A match between Brazil and Mexico on June 17. Miguel Tovar/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

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Chevrolet dealerships like this one might actually benefit from General Motors' recall of millions of cars — as long as customers don't have to wait too long for their repairs. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

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The Cassini spacecraft has been taking radar images of Titan for years now. This modified image of the Ligeia Mare, a sea on Titan's north pole, is a composite of some of those. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell hide caption

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Scientists Observe Springtime Changes On One Of Saturn's Moons

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One of 30 copies of the first protoype meter made by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in Sevres, France. 1875-1889 NIST Museum Collection hide caption

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NIST Museum Collection

How Did The Meter Get Its Length?

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Dorothea Handron suffered an infection after a surgeon unknowingly pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. She became so ill that doctors placed her in a medically induced coma for six weeks. Jim R. Bounds/AP Images for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

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