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Working mother

D.C. considers US' most generous paid leave policy

For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid.

Mia Gonzalez

How a 3-D-printed heart changed a girl's life

Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When…

Wedding band, engagement ring

Indiana man proposes to girlfriend on roller coaster

A man proposed to his girlfriend while riding on a roller coaster in Indiana last week.

Target store

The case for gender-neutral toy marketing

Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments?


Study: Apple the favorite fruit among American children

Apples account for 20 percent of all fruit consumed by U.S. children , according to a new study.

Minnesota Vikings lactation suites

Vikings to install breastfeeding suites at stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced plans on Tuesday to become the first franchise to install lactation suites for nursing mothers in an NFL stadium.

Pope Francis with Obama and Biden

Pope Francis arrives in US for first time

Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and…

Family at home with technology

Typical American family earned $53,657 last year

Americans didn't get a raise last year. In fact, they haven't gotten one in years.

The typical American family income was $53,657 in 2014, barely changed from…


Researchers: Kids should wear helmets on tricycles

For the past decade, we've drilled into children that when they ride a bike, they need to wear a helmet. Now scientists say it may be too late: Tricycle riders…

Boomer business

Is it tougher for men to embrace change?

Mark Landis, a 54-year-old father of two, spent 30 years climbing to the top of several large banks on Wall Street. At one point in his career, he was in…


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