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With limited paid family leave offered by her job, Ruby B. Sutton, an environmental engineer at a mining site in northeastern Nevada, decided to stay home with her new baby full time. Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez/KHN hide caption

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Volunteers for the grassroots network Columbia Community Care organize donated groceries and household items at one of five distribution sites in Howard County, Maryland. Courtesy of Erika Strauss Chavarria hide caption

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Garrett Ward sprays disinfectant behind a plexiglass panel at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Overland Park, Kan., on March 26. Stores have begun installing the shields in checkout aisles to protect clerks and help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Grocery Workers Keep America Fed, While Fearing For Their Own Safety

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Sandy Robson (left) and Crystal Hall rally for legislation for paid sick leave on April 11, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Under a bill recently sent to Gov. Larry Hogan, businesses with 15 or more full-time employees would be required to allow workers to earn at least five paid sick days a year. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

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One demonstrator advocates for paid sick leave at a 2013 rally outside New York's city hall. The city is now one of several in the U.S. to have passed a measure mandating paid sick days. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

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President Obama discussed the need for paid sick leave with women at Charmington's Cafe in Baltimore Thursday. With him are Vika Jordan (from left), Amanda Rothschild and Mary Stein. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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