People in Takoma Park, Md., walk toward a fallen telephone pole on June 30 after heavy overnight thunderstorms devastated the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The line of storms known as a derecho left over 1 million people without power. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

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Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown

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Eric James and his partner, Zerxes Spencer, have spent the past year looking to adopt. To speed up the arduous process, the couple built a website about their lives to draw in interested birth mothers. Courtesy of Eric James hide caption

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Finding A Child Online: How The Web Is Transforming Adoption

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In Wake Of Recession, Immigrant Births Plunge

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Parent Over Shoulder: Apps Help Mom Snoop Online, But Should She?

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Immigration Reform High On Democrats' To-Do List

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Presidential Campaigns Keep Focus On Female Voters

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Onether Lowery, 80, (standing) is a home health aide for Rosalie Lewis, 86. As a whole, the aides are largely female and far older than women in the general workforce. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Home Health Aides Often As Old As Their Clients

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Home health aide trainees Marisol Maldonaldo (center) and Nancy Brown (right), shown here with assistant instructor Miguelina Sosa, are studying to join one of the nation's fastest growing yet also worst paid sectors of the workforce. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Home Health Aides: In Demand, Yet Paid Little

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Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis now runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. /Energy and Enterprise Initiative hide caption

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New Groups Make A Conservative Argument On Climate Change

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New census figures showing a link between single motherhood and poverty have some analysts touting marriage as a means to curb poverty. But others say it's not so simple. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can Marriage Save Single Mothers From Poverty?

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Helping Foster Kids Even After Adoption

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Mike Cannata with 2-year-old Bella. Mike and his wife, Barb, brought Bella home from Bulgaria this past spring after spending five years attempting to adopt. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

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Some young adults say their student loan debt affects their dating and marriage potential. A few have had partners break up with them over debt, while other couples forge ahead, but keep finances separate and avoid legal marriage. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Call Me Maybe When Your School Loan Is Paid In Full

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Roger Williams, memorialized with a statue in Prospect Terrace Park, founded Providence in 1636. According to crime writer Bruce DeSilva, corruption set in not long after. Will Hart via Flickr hide caption

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Big Crime, Little State: Murder, Mystery In R.I.

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