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Is Sexting Cheating? Read This Before You Hit 'Send'

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School bus driver Jamille Aine, shown here in 2008, worked for an employer in Connecticut that didn't offer paid sick days; a prolonged illness could have imperiled his ability to pay bills. A bill the state's governor has promised to sign would give workers in companies with 50 or more employees a week of paid sick time. Douglas Healey/AP hide caption

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Conn. Poised To Be First State To Mandate Sick Pay

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Egg Freezing Puts The Biological Clock On Hold

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Study: Revamp Workday To Combat Obesity Problem

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Cities like Charlotte, N.C., are moving to improve roadways for pedestrians and cyclists. Above, a street project on Rozzelles Ferry Road, which now has bike lanes and extended sidewalks. Below, an aerial photo of the intersection before work began. National Complete Streets Coalition hide caption

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As America Ages, A Push To Make Streets Safer

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Making Parenthood A Reality Through IVF Grants

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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari speaks at a meeting with President Obama in January 2010 in the Oval Office of the White House. The United States' tense relationship with Pakistan is likely to endure more strain after Osama bin Laden was killed in a compound in Pakistan. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Study: Mandated IVF Coverage Means Fewer Multiples

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Ultrasound scan of twins at 4 months. Getty Images hide caption

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Taming The Twin Trend From Fertility Treatments

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More couples are filing for divorce, thanks to gains in the U.S. economy that make it easier to divide assets. David Kennedy hide caption

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For Some Couples, Economic Indicators Say Split

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Ask For A Raise? Most Women Hesitate

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Anti-government protesters demonstrate as night falls in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 1. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP hide caption

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Mentor Carol Brooks, 72, wears a charm bracelet engraved with the names of the many refugees she’s helped in the past decade. "Some of them call me Mom," she says. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Retirees Lend A Hand To Refugees In Fargo, N.D.

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Boomers Take The 'Retire' Out Of Retirement

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