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Babies around the world evoke a special kind of language from grown-ups. Above: Photographer Sarah Waiswa, born in Uganda and now living in Kenya, made this photo of her daughter, Ria. Sarah Waiswa/@EverydayAfrica hide caption

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Scholars confirm what itsy bitsy babies around the world already know

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Levi Draheim has spent half his life involved in climate change litigation aimed at holding federal and state leaders accountable on fossil fuels. Robin Loznak/Our Children's Trust hide caption

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A new poll finds white adults are more than twice as likely as others to get sizable financial help from parents or grandparents. By contrast, Black adults are more likely to give money to elders. Tracy J. Lee for NPR hide caption

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Here's one reason why America's racial wealth gap persists across generations

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The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax credits for residential solar and battery storage systems, along with other measures aimed at encouraging individuals to cut their carbon emissions. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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3 ways the Inflation Reduction Act would pay you to help fight climate change

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Nikki Cox faced possible eviction this summer after her work hours were cut, and then she lost three weeks of pay after getting COVID-19. Via Nikki Cox hide caption

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'We have nowhere to go': Many face eviction during a crisis in affordable housing

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Snapchat is rolling out new parental controls that allow parents to see their teenager's contacts and confidentially report to the social media company any accounts that concern them. A child lies in bed illuminated by the glow of a cell phone. Elva Etienne/Getty Images hide caption

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Snapchat's new parental controls try to mimic real-life parenting, minus the hovering

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These 3 conversations hold the key to successfully moving in with your partner

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Abortion rights activists march from Washington Square Park to Bryant Park in protest of the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. The march was in New York on June 24, 2022. ALEX KENT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Criminalization of pregnancy has already been happening to the poor and women of color

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Left, Emmett Chen-Ran and his mother, Yanfei Ran. Right, siblings Max and Isabella Bloom play together. Courtesy of the Chen-Ran and Bloom families hide caption

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Homeownership feels out of reach for many Americans. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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As interest rates rise, the 'American dream' of homeownership fades for some

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What you need to know about preparing financially for a baby

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Brandie Diamond describes herself as a "transgender truck driver/chef/Jill-of-all-trades." But her career in trucking began in the mid-1980s, and she hadn't come out as trans back then. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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What women truckers can tell us about living and working alone

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Kathy Stolz-Silvis was nine years old when her father died, making her and her siblings eligible for Social Security survivor benefits. But she didn't become aware of those benefits until decades later. Libby March for The Marshall Project hide caption

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Marilyn Vann, President of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and the African Indians Foundation Courtesy of Marilyn Vann hide caption

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Randy Curry, a mechanic who's part of the family that owns Funland, has been working at the park since 1972. Laurel Wamsley/ NPR hide caption

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An amusement park Haunted Mansion delivers summer screams and lifelong memories

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Julia Sweeney: When it's finally time to have "The Talk"

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This author's 'Normal Family' includes a sperm donor dad and 35 siblings

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