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John Vensel is a contract attorney at the Orrick law firm in Wheeling, W.Va. He says contract work is today's economic reality. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

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Couple a Brownies Soul Jazz Express

South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in front of Seoul Station on Monday. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

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MakeMeBetter Little People
In the Midst sir Was

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in Robbins, Ill., on Nov. 19, 2013. Dart says many suburban departments have a hard time just getting officers to patrol the town. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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What Happens When Suburban Police Departments Don't Have Enough Money?

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India BoomBox
Tengo un Trato Mala Rodríguez
Mali Cuba Afrocubism
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Not a Care in the World Bill Charlap Trio

John Vensel is a contract attorney at the Orrick law firm in Wheeling, W.Va. He says contract work is today's economic reality. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

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Dylan O'Riordan, 19, has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for four months and is scheduled to be put on a plane to Dublin later this week. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

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Break Hard Proof
Traveller, Pt. 2 [Edit] The Haggis Horns

Merrill Garbus and her bandmate Nate Brenner. Tune-Yards' fourth album, I Can Feel You Creep into My Private Life, is out Friday, Jan. 19. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tune-Yards' 'Private Life' Is A Public Self-Examination

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