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For a growing population of independent workers, the flexibility of contract work comes with the headache of dealing with taxes and other issues that employers would normally handle.
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Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the prize in a generation. Other women in physics are not surprised, but some hope change may be coming.
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Backlash is building in conservative circles in reaction to the fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It could energize GOP voters, with midterm elections just over a month away.
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China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are taking steps to fight back.
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Police Officer Jason Van Dyke faces charges in the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald on busy street on Chicago's southwest side. On Tuesday, he gave a teary defense of that night.
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The disasters crippled communications and damaged roads — problems that are also complicating efforts to bring aid to the city of Palu and other affected areas.
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Astronomers have found a distant dwarf planet that appears to confirm the existence of Planet Nine, a giant planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system.
For many in the Carolinas like the Colemans, Hurricane Florence took out what little security they had. "It's like you get ahead three or four steps, then you go back 20," Elizabeth Coleman said.
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China has definitely risen. NPR's correspondents set out to find out what that entails, reporting from more than a dozen countries across the globe.
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The Supreme Court begins a new term with just eight justices, as the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination continues. And for the first time in over 30 years, the court is left without a swing vote.
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In her memoir, the porn star lures readers with salacious details of her alleged time with President Trump, then insists that those "two to three minutes" are the least interesting part of her life.
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The first lady was greeted by dancers, drummers, children waving flags and the first lady of Ghana, getting red-carpet treatment on her first trip overseas without the president.
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Michael Lewis' fascinating new book argues Donald Trump was utterly unprepared to lead the some 2 million federal employees — and that his appointees are often hostile to the agencies they lead.
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The founder of the Vegetarian Butcher in the Netherlands has devoted his restaurant to creating meaty plant-based dishes to show patrons "they won't miss out by skipping meat one or more days a week."
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The online retailer that's run by the world's richest man was criticized earlier this year after revealing its workers' median pay was $28,446.
William Rainford, a dean of the university's National Catholic School of Social Service, apologized for a tweet that the university says "demonstrated a lack of sensitivity."
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says American Arthur Ashkin has won half the prize, while Gérard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada, the third female winner ever, share the rest.
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