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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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Recession Drives Women Into Role Of Breadwinner

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Need An Interpreter? Just Pick Up The Phone

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Baby Boomer Drug Abuse Resonates With Listeners

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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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Deportation Dilemmas Deepen For U.S. Hospitals

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Patient Interpreters Save Money, But Who Pays?

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Battered Asylum Seekers May Find U.S. Relief

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Hispanics Divided Over Census Boycott

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Health Care Overhaul Ignores Illegal Immigrants

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Rhubarb: Reviving A Forgotten Crop

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White House Hosts Meeting on Immigration

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Sotomayor Shaped By Her 'Nuyorican' Roots

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Census: The Hard Task Of Counting New Yorkers

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Firm At Center Of Immigration Raid Rejects Charges

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New York Tackles Wage Theft Against Immigrants

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