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Some families already got a head start on shopping for the school year when Amazon, Walmart, Target and others held huge summer sales. Now, parents are getting a new financial boost from the government: an increased child tax credit of up to $3,000 for school-age children. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Families Splurge On Clothes And Electronics In Likely Record Back-To-School Spree

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Relax, Millennials! You’re Doing Great.

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Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson recently responded publicly to a racist email sent to her by a reader. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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The Executive Editor At The 'Miami Herald' Responded Publicly To A Racist Email

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A pack of Marlboro cigarettes at a store in Miami. Philip Morris International's CEO Jacek Olczak said the company will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in the U.K. in the next 10 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, jogs onto his rocket landing pad ahead of his trip to the edge of space on Tuesday. When top executives like Bezos have dangerous hobbies, there's often little company boards can do. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Why Companies Can't Stop Top Execs From Blasting Off To Space Or Flying Fighter Jets

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Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas. Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau hide caption

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Viva Las Vegas! The City's $2 Billion Wedding Industry Is Back

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Tanks of liquid nitrogen are seen at the Foundation Food Group poultry processing plant in Gainesville, Ga. Six workers died after a freezer malfunctioned in January 2021. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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6 Poultry Workers Died From A Nitrogen Leak. OSHA Has Issued $1 Million In Fines

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Mailbag: Children Edition

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The Chevrolet Bolt is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 9, 2017. General Motors is recalling some older Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A farmer holds soybeans from her Nebraska farm in 2019. Today, farmers are struggling to find containers that can ship their products to Asia. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Farmers Have A Big Problem On Their Hands: They Can't Find A Way To Ship Their Stuff

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FirstEnergy Corp., which has operated the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, for years, was at the center of a bribery scheme that included Ohio lobbyists and political officials. Ron Schwane/AP hide caption

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Safiya Kitwana of Lithonia, Ga., is a single mom with two teenage kids who lost her job in the pandemic. A federal program would pay all her back rent so she could keep her home. But DeKalb County, Ga., will only pay 60% of people's back rent, and Kitwana is now on the verge of eviction. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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Georgia County Tried To Help Everyone Facing Eviction. Now A Crisis Looms

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Author Sarah Ramey's first book was expected to be among 2020's bestsellers. But it was released the same week as the lockdown and got lost amid news of a global catastrophe. Julius Schlosburg hide caption

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When Your Book Publishes In A Pandemic — Authors Talk About Terrible Timing

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Washington Post politics reporter Felicia Sonmez is suing the paper and several of its current and former editors for allegedly discriminating against her as a victim of sexual assault. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is co-sponsoring a bill that seeks to hold social media platforms responsible for the proliferation of health misinformation during a public health emergency. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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