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About 400,000 more women than men have left the workforce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. They shoulder the bulk of caregiving duties, which are especially difficult if employers are not supportive. Mayur Kakade/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Left Their Jobs To Be Caregivers. A Business Coalition Wants Companies To Help

More women than men left the workforce during the pandemic, many because they had to care for children. A business council wants companies to take the lead in expanding child care and elder care.

Jennifer Gibaldi's daughter Alyssa, 17, began experiencing severe anxiety which left her catatonic during the pandemic last year. But finding help for Alyssa, who has Down syndrome, was challenging, as most health care providers wouldn't take kids with disabilities or they wouldn't take her insurance. Heather Walsh for NPR hide caption

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How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

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Gospel Sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard Has Several Reasons (For You) To Believe

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A gas pump is marked "out of service" as cars line up May 11 at a Circle K in Charlotte, N.C., following a ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pipeline Companies Will Have To Report Cyberattacks To The Government

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In December 2019, Cynthia Carrillo placed her older brother David at Villa Mesa Care Center, a nursing home in Upland, Calif. After the shutdown in March of 2020, Cynthia Carrillo couldn't visit David inside Villa Mesa. One month later, David, 65, who had Down syndrome, died from COVID-19. Chava Sanchez/LAist hide caption

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In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They're Denied A License

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About 400,000 more women than men have left the workforce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. They shoulder the bulk of caregiving duties, which are especially difficult if employers are not supportive. Mayur Kakade/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Left Their Jobs To Be Caregivers. A Business Coalition Wants Companies To Help

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As people get back to in-person work, it may be a difficult transition for dogs and their owners. One tip from a veterinarian: Don't make a big deal about leaving and coming back home. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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6 Tips For Getting Your Dog Ready For Your Return To The Office

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Amazon has made a deal to purchase MGM for $8.5 billion. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Makes A Deal To Buy MGM For Nearly $8.5 Billion

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