St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va., closed last year, but recently struck a deal to lease campus buildings to the federal government. The rent would allow the college to remain open — though not for education — and would provide funds to cut grass, staff guards, issue transcripts and allow the college to find a buyer. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

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New York Mets' Daniel Murphy slides to score in a game against San Francisco on Sunday. Murphy, who spoke at a White House discussion on Monday, was heavily criticized earlier this year for missing the first two games of the season to be on hand for the birth of his son. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

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Work can be rough, but a researcher has found that for many people, being at home is more stressful than being at the office. iStockphoto hide caption

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Think Work Is Stressful? For Many, It's More Relaxing Than Home

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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

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If You Want Flextime But Are Afraid To Ask, Consider Moving

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The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, works against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home. Sherry Yates/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

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It's Illegal But People Get Fired For Talking About Their Pay

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In Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett plays a wealthy New York socialite who has it all, loses it all and ends up delusional on a park bench. Perdido Productions hide caption

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When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off

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Anita Wallace runs a child care service in rural Athens County, Ohio. She hadn't saved much for retirement before the Appalachian Savings Project offered to match half of her savings up to $600. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

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Stephanie Taveras (left) visits Julia Alfaro and her 3-year-old daughter, Ayleen, to read and discuss her vocabulary progress. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home

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New research finds that 3 out of 4 remote workers are men. iStockphoto hide caption

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Telework: Not Just For Moms And Millennials

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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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Push To Change Custody Laws: What's Best For Kids?

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