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Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

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Tricia Olson takes a selfie of herself and her son Augustus, or Gus, who sits in his car seat. Olson took three weeks of unpaid leave from her job at a towing company in Rock Springs, Wyo., after giving birth. Courtesy of Tricia Olson hide caption

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On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

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Netflix's Parental Leave Plan Is Groundbreaking — And Unlikely To Spread

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President Obama discussed the need for paid sick leave with women at Charmington's Cafe in Baltimore Thursday. With him are Vika Jordan (from left), Amanda Rothschild and Mary Stein. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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