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Forecasting Climate With A Chance Of Backlash
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Jeannine Sato holds her 2-year-old son, Keni; 5-year-old Hana is held by her father, Mas Sato. Jeannine decided to leave her job when her employers said she could take six weeks off after giving birth to her first child or risk losing her job. Courtesy of Jeannine Sato hide caption

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FMLA Not Really Working For Many Employees
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Ongoing beach nourishment, like this project in Viriginia Beach, has been the topic of debate. Some people say it's needed to protect beach communities; others decry the costs. Pam Spaugy/U.S. Army hide caption

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Debate Over Rebuilding Beaches Post-Sandy Creates Waves
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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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John Steinbach shows a day laborer in the parking lot of Ricos Tacos Moya a photo he took of him for an ID. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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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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As more teens get mobile devices, parents are using apps to track their every tweet and post. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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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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