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A lot of Iowa business owners in towns like Mount Pleasant are facing chronic labor shortages. One solution is to encourage more outsiders to come to the state, including immigrants. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

Business leaders worry that tough laws against undocumented workers will discourage legal immigrants from coming to the state to work. Iowa's low jobless rate has left businesses struggling to hire.

With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at an abortion rights rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. It was part of a day of action nationwide to protest a wave of state laws restricting abortion. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Across The Country, Protesters Rally To Stop States' Abortion Bans

Protesters rallied outside statehouses and the Supreme Court, where some of the laws may eventually be considered. Hundreds of events were part of a national day of action called #StopTheBans.

Rashema Melson gets a hug and has her photo taken with her cousin Anthony Young after the 2019 Georgetown University graduation ceremony. Robb Hill for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

In 2014, Rashema Melson was a homeless high school senior who was awarded a full scholarship to college. Now, she is a graduate of Georgetown University who hopes to return to help her community.

Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

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A mail carrier for the United States Postal Service makes deliveries at a Florida apartment complex in June 2018. The USPS has partnered with TuSimple to launch a multi-state driverless semi-truck test program on Tuesday. It doesn't involve home deliveries. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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U.S. Postal Service Tests Self-Driving Trucks

The two-week pilot program will put five autonomous semi-trucks on the road, making the journey between Phoenix and Dallas.

Members of the Nat Turner Rebellion ride in a parade during a Harambe Festival in Springfield, Mass., in the early 1970s. Pictured from left: Major Harris, Ron Hopper, Bill Stratley and Joe Jefferson. Courtesy of Reservoir Media hide caption

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Rescued From The Vault: Nat Turner Rebellion

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An album from 50 years ago that could have been a total classic is resurrected from the archives.

Nat Turner Rebellion On World Cafe

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In Larkana, Pakistan, on May 9, 2019, a paramedic takes a blood sample from a baby for a HIV test. The government is offering screenings in the wake of an HIV outbreak. Rizwan Tabassum /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children in One Pakistani City Get HIV?

In late April, a tragedy began to unfold in Larkana. First one, then 15, now hundreds of youngsters have been found to be HIV positive. Who is responsible?

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 17. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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'Love That Motivates': Pete Buttigieg On Marriage And Faith

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"I think there's a real relationship between romantic love and the kind of love that is talked about in my faith's tradition," the South Bend, Ind., mayor and presidential candidate tells NPR.

'Love That Motivates': Pete Buttigieg On Marriage And Faith

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Courtney Hering, who is getting married next year, is planning a slightly more lavish wedding reception. After seven years at Kohler, she finally feels like she has found a professional home. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.

2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

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