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Sparkle Unicorns And Fart Ninjas: What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys

Toys are more pink and blue than ever before, experts say. But before you ban the sparkle unicorns and foam-dart blasters, consider other ways to help kids expand their play possibilities.

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Timeless Evocativ

After a sports injury, Esteban Serrano owed $829.41 for a knee brace purchased with insurance through his doctor's office. He says he found the same kind of brace selling for less than $250 online. Paula Andalo/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Soccer-Playing Engineer Calls Foul On Pricey Knee Brace

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Good Evening Near The Parenthesis
Revelations WHITE KATANA

LED lightbulbs have replaced many incandescent ones. Now, the Trump administration wants to reverse an Obama-era rule designed to make a wide array of other lightbulbs more efficient. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Dims Rule On Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

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Clones The American Dollar

Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the U.S.A. Tour in 1984. Shinko Music/Getty Images hide caption

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What Does 'Born In The U.S.A.' Really Mean?

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Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
The Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello
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Demonstrators protest partisan redistricting in 2017 during oral arguments in a case out of Wisconsin. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Partisan Redistricting

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Yaruse Nakio No Beat Number Girl

Sen. Edward Markey, D- Mass., speaks at a rally for the Green New Deal on Tuesday outside the Capitol in Washington. The deal failed to advance in the Senate. Matthew Daly/AP hide caption

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Senate Blocks Green New Deal, But Climate Change Emerges As Key 2020 Issue

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The Journey Home Matthew Halsall
Music For a Dancing Mind Matthew Halsall
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Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in January. Nakasone has been calling for the U.S. to take a harder line against rivals in cyberspace. He said the U.S. sent three Cyber Command teams to Europe last November as part of a larger effort to prevent Russian interference in mid-term elections. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Pledges A Harder Line In Cyberspace — And Drops Some Hints

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