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Life for Americans without identifying documents can be financially devastating

Apr 10, 2019
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake.
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake. 
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More women are entering the construction trade, but job sites and equipment haven't adapted yet

Mar 26, 2018
From harnesses to heavy-duty gloves to restrooms, construction sites are not prepared for the next generation of construction workers.
Mary Jo Emrick works with James Mescall during a welding class at Austin Community College. 
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Mattel is trying to get into the quinceañera business with Barbie

Oct 31, 2017
Barbie was born in 1959. So why is she having a quinceañera? This is the story of how Mattel is trying to get into the quinceañera business.
Quinceañera Barbie.
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Deportations trouble Texas schools

Oct 13, 2017
Public schools stand to lose about $8,000 per child, but they don't know how many students are unauthorized.
Ricardo Sánchez Carrillo with the Department of Bilingual Education in Michoacán, México.
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Why a food scientist is trying to make powdered breast milk

Feb 20, 2017
Donated breast milk in liquid form can be expensive because it needs to be to be screened for disease and drugs, and then stored. One way to address this may be a technique called "spray-drying."
Containers with donated milk at the human milk bank in Lima, Peru.
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Lifeguard shortages create opportunities for seniors

Jul 28, 2016
Plus, they're cool with leaving their cell phones behind at home.




At 85, Ed Myers is  now a lifeguard instructor at the YMCA in Austin, Texas.






 
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Restaurants squeezed by high price of limes

Apr 8, 2014
This year you'll pay a lot more for limes -- a key ingredient in Margaritas and guacamole.