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Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband, Joel, at their home in Rialto, Calif. Joel was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet when he was working in a warehouse. 

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

Injured Workers Suffer As ‘Reforms’ Limit Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Travel safe. Stay safe. Have fun. And remember – there will always be tomorrow. You’ll know because during the Olympics, you’ll still be awake when it comes.
—  Advice from NPR’s Howard Berkes, who has covered Eight Olympics. In London he says he worked ten 20-hour days and four all-nighters.