Children do better — in school and emotionally — when they have enough time with both parents, according to a fathers' rights group pushing for joint-custody laws. iStockphoto hide caption

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A new study shows that the income gap between young adults who go to college and those who don't only continues to grow. iStockphoto hide caption

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Activists hold signs during a rally for paid sick leave at New York's City Hall last year. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Villages in the Lower Shire valley of Malawi, like this one named Jasi, rely heavily on subsistence farming and steady rainfall, and are struggling to produce steady harvests. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol dome provides a view down the National Mall, an area vulnerable to flooding. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Arinafe Makwiti, 13, says her parents forced her to drop out of school and get married to an older man last year to help with the family finances. Makwiti has divorced her husband, but now has a 9-month-old daughter. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Christina Asima says she had no choice but to marry last year at age 12 to help care for younger siblings after her mother abandoned the family. But she says her husband was abusive, so she left him, and now must look after her 8-month-old son, Praise, alone. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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A Web-based adoption can hold great appeal for all sides. iStockphoto hide caption

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Losia Nyankale helps daughter Jonessa and son Juliean learn the alphabet. Nyankale, who works in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., says she needs food stamps and child-care subsidies to make ends meet. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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