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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle
The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.
In Nigeria, Many Girls Are Married And Divorced Before Adulthood
Nigeria's rate of child marriage is among the highest in the world. Michelle Faul of the Associated Press tells NPR's Don Gonyea that the rate of girls being divorced and abandoned is rising too.
Author Plumbs The Human Psyche Through 'Animal Madness'
Laurel Braitman's new book was born out of a near-tragedy: her frantic dog almost leaped to its death from a third-story window. She talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about mental illness and Animal Madness.
How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar
Hendrix College's new president is an Ivy-League economist who's better known for his obsession with a certain giant lizard.
Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists
More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.
In Paris, Training Wheels For The Littlest Riders
Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for smallest Parisiens.
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