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With More Women In State Office, Family Leave Policies Have Not Caught Up

More women are becoming state lawmakers, but many legislatures still don't have family leave policies. That leaves new mothers little choice but to miss out on the lawmaking process.

Brothers Dennis (left) and Lee Horton were recently released from prison. The New Jersey Public Library's Fresh Start program has helped them navigate daily life and learn new technology that didn't exist in 1993. Jondhi Harrell hide caption

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Libraries Are Key Tools For People Getting Out Of Prison, Even During A Pandemic

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A Cultural Triumph: Microbiology Student Makes A Petri Dish Masterpiece

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Bertrand Tavernier poses for a portrait at the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival in Los Angeles on April 11, 2005. Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Acclaimed French Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Dies At 79

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Radio B'alam founders Henry Sales and Crecensio Ramirez check out Radio B'alam's sound booth at Homies Empowerment the day before the shows first broadcast, December 2020. Sara Hossaini /KQED hide caption

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Indigenous-Language Radio Show In Oakland Promotes Vaccine Effort

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