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Latoya Beatty, owner of Little Pandas Learn-N-Play in Martinsburg, W.Va., has had trouble hiring day care teachers. She recently raised her starting wage from $10 an hour to $12. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Help Wanted: Where Are The Workers?

Daycare Is Costly In The U.S. — So Is Biden's Plan To Fix It

In the pandemic, child care has gotten the attention of policymakers like never before, and billions of dollars in emergency funds have stabilized the industry. Biden wants more.

The Awakening of A Woman Cinematic Orchestra
Pretty Stars Bill Frisell
Bones Lazlo Hollyfeld
Thinking of You Lord Echo
Pretending Evolution of Stars

Northwoods fishing guide Colin Crawford holds a Lax Reproductions musky replica he won in a musky league in 2019. Courtesy of Colin Crawford hide caption

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How To Catch The Elusive Musky Fish, Release It And Still Have It As A Trophy

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Zan Exmag
Luv Ya Potatohead People & Amalia Townsend
The Game Youlu
Behind the Mask Yellow Magic Orchestra

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Daycare Is Costly In The U.S. — So Is Biden's Plan To Fix It

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Disparate Youth Santigold
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5AM Tokyo Samuel Worskett

President Biden hopes to keep political appointments to about 30% of his ambassador picks, according to the White House. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Wants To Reengage With The World, But His Ambassadors Are Mostly Absent

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Miss You Trentemoller
Battles Memphis Industries
Get in Yr Squads Cex
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All Cats Are Grey The Cure

To mask or not to mask became the question at the tail end of what many wanted to be a "hot vax summer." Instead, uncertainly about life after the pandemic, and if such a thing will ever exist, lingers. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Deal With Renewed COVID Anxiety

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Seinfeld Theme Jonathan Wolff
Xplosive Dr. Dre

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