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The pandemic shuttered day-care centers, after-school programs and camps this year, creating problems for some parents who put aside wages, pre-tax, to pay for those expenses. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

For many families, 2020 ended up being a year with fewer child-care expenses. Now parents with unspent funds in their dependent-care flexible spending accounts are trying to figure out what to do.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says he expects the company will produce enough of its COVID-19 vaccine to reach 25 million people by the end of the year. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Pfizer CEO On Next Steps For Coronavirus Vaccine And His Controversial Stock Trade

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Tone's Rap BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Chromatics
MGMS Class of 2017 Anna Meredith
Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go Soft Cell

Some churches at the center of COVID-19 outbreaks have shunned attention or responded with defiance, while others have limited crowd sizes and encouraged congregants to wear masks and practice social distancing. Alex Edelman /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Faith Leaders Defiant, Others Transparent Over COVID-19 Outbreaks

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You Petit Biscuit
Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene

"It's something that I've always thought that was important, ever since I was a kid, to laugh," Thundercat says. "Being able to laugh is one of the best feelings ever." Carlos Gonzalez / The1point8/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Play It Forward: Thundercat Eases Loneliness With Trippy Music

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This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Talking Heads
Winter's Song Bob Moses
A New Career in a New Town David Bowie
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Head Over Heels ABBA
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The pandemic shuttered day-care centers, after-school programs and camps this year, creating problems for some parents who put aside wages, pre-tax, to pay for those expenses. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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Use It Or Lose It: Parents Set Wages Aside For Child Care. Now It's At Risk

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Lindsay Wootton's mother, Tracy Larsen, and grandfather, Bert Porter, were able to see each other during a special visit arranged by the ICU. Both of them died of COVID-19. Lindsay Wootton hide caption

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After Losing Mother, Grandfather To COVID-19, Woman Asks Everyone To Do Their Part

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Tommib Squarepusher
(Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League

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