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Ginger, an English bulldog, stands watch while at work with her owner, Will Pisnieski, at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., in 2012. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 7 percent of employers allow pets at work. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Who Let The Dogs In? More Companies Welcome Pets At Work

We'd all rather work with our dogs, wouldn't we? More employers are allowing pets on the job, although sometimes that entails navigating a different kind of office politics.

Morghan King set a new U.S. record in one of her events, but finished sixth in her weight class on the first day of Rio's Olympic Games. Now that she's finished her Olympic competition, she plans to do some sightseeing and cheer on her fellow athletes. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Olympic Athletes, The Games Are Already Over

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Taylor Swift is one of many artists urging Congress to update copyright laws, which they argue don't fairly pay for music available online. Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty hide caption

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Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws

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Maximilian Uriarte wrote and illustrated The White Donkey, a graphic novel that highlights the tedium of deployment. "I think you can get a lot more nuance, a lot more meaning out of a story that isn't based in some kind of grand battle," he says. Courtesy of Little Brown and Co. hide caption

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Soldiers Turned Authors Want You To Know: Our Books Don't Speak For All Vets

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The same word is used to describe light, a lively sea, or a ripple in the fabric of space-time. What's in a wave? Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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How A Wave Is Unlike An Armadillo: One Reporter's Summer Puzzle

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Tommy, a repeat patient at the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment in Boston, says the room has saved lives. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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In Boston's 'Safe Space,' Surprising Insights Into Drug Highs

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Joan Roca (foreground), head chef at El Celler de Can Roca, a top-rated restaurant in northeast Spain. Here Roca conducts a cooking demonstration at Westminster Kingsway College, in London. Courtesy of Jamie Smith/BBVA hide caption

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The Roca Brothers, Famous For Fusing Food And Tech, Hit The Road

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Ginger, an English bulldog, stands watch while at work with her owner, Will Pisnieski, at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif., in 2012. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 7 percent of employers allow pets at work. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Who Let The Dogs In? More Companies Welcome Pets At Work

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Tony (Michael Barbieri) and Jake (Theo Taplitz) are natural and relaxed together in Little Men. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Little Men' Puzzle Out Mysteries Of Friendship And Growth

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