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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

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Government Watchdogs Complain Of Closed Doors Set Up By White House

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Bei Mir Bist du Schön The Harlem Experiment, Don Byron et. al.
Hard Sole Shoe Jenny Scheinman
Kangaroo Rat Beastie Boys
Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois

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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

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Swagger Mocean Worker
Good Intentions Session Victim
Jellybread Booker T. & the MG's
Funk Design (Interlude) The Free Design
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Lock In Empresarios

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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

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Outre Mer Garage a trois
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