Kristy Stumpf, who works from her home in Broad Run, Va., part of the week, greets her daughters Lauren, 9 (left), and Lacey, 6 (right), as they hop off the school bus. Stumpf's employer, List Innovative Solutions, lets employees largely set their own hours. Rod Lamkey Jr. for NPR hide caption

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Emergency Medical Technician Melinda Pethel, with a medical assistance team from Atlanta, carries an orphaned baby into the American embassy in Port-au-Prince on Monday. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Lisa Uncles, a certified nurse-midwife who's the acting clinical director of the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, visits a new mother a day after she gave birth. Clients of the center have fewer premature births, low birth weights and cesarean sections as compared with the city's African-American population overall. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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An employee at the American Disposables Inc., factory works on the assembly line in October in Ware, Mass. The factory, which has been producing diaper and paper products for more than 30 years, recently had to lay off most of its employees. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Luis Jimenez in 2003, after being deported from Florida's Martin Memorial Medical Center to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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