Viewfinder is Pacific Standard's daily photo feature, showcasing one image from the news.
The U.S. has a rough track record with how it treats new parents, but there are reasons to believe that this could soon be a thing of the past.
Female members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard wait to greet Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio during a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People on August 30th, 2018, in Beijing, China.
Shifa Amankwah-Gabbey, 12, of Accra, Ghana, participates in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on May 30th, 2018.
Desiree Linden approaches the 24 mile marker of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16th, 2018, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Linden was the first American to win the race in 33 years.