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More companies are switching their workforce to freelance. Policy needs to catch up.

Mississippi – yes, Mississippi – has the nation’s best child vaccination rate. Here’s why.

Public health trumps personal choice in Mississippi. But the program’s success is under threat.

Why Internet journalists don’t organize

The booming world of web media is almost entirely non-union, for reasons that are as much generational as structural.



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Doctors hope "vaccine-hesitant" parents will be moved by the outbreak at a popular vacation spot.

What happens when app-makers work with the taxi industry, not against it

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