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Angeline Murimirwa is lauded as one of the world's most influential women for her work with a charity that gives scholarships to poor girls in Africa. She herself was once one of those girls.
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It's the bear body-positive competition you didn't know you needed.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is ready for a change — specifically the transformation of the international system and China's role within it, writes author Elizabeth Economy.
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"This year instead of just celebrating the best American literature, we're celebrating the best literature in America," said Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation.
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More than 70 New York City restaurants are pouring their discarded shells into the Billion Oyster Project, through which students recycle and transform them into healthy reefs in once-toxic waters.
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Scientists have previously hypothesized that spots are conferred at random, or that they are influenced by environmental factors.
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The embassy draws tourists who support what it stands for: an about-face in U.S. policy, recognizing Israel's claims to the city. They say the embassy's existence reflects biblical prophecy.
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How do we discuss sexual assault and consent with teenage boys? A Jewish organization based near Philadelphia has developed a program to discuss difficult topics like this in an all-male setting.
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With a new Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood is planning for a more difficult legal landscape for abortion rights. Abortion rights opponents see an opportunity they haven't had in decades.
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One party celebrates its fundraising, while the other starts culling out the weakest candidates.
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Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying the problem say it starts with delirium.
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A Missouri judge ruled that election authorities must cease distributing materials that could "mislead" voters to believing photo identification is required to cast a ballot.
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Michael has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, with winds near 140 miles per hour. Florida authorities are urgently ordering residents to evacuate if needed.
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When HIV-positive people leave prison, they often lose access to medical care and the drugs that suppress the virus. It's a missed opportunity in the fight against HIV, public health advocates say.
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Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old U.S. citizen, was barred from entering Israel last Tuesday and ordered to be deported. She appealed the decision and has been detained ever since.
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"One test report indicated that the test team was able to guess an administrator password in nine seconds," the Government Accountability Office says.
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A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court order for the deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in lawsuits over the 2020 census citizenship question.
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In response to the transformation of views on sexual harassment, New York state and New York City passed laws requiring training of all workers. Now, business owners are scrambling to comply.
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It's in Guatemala, where the educational achievement of poor students is severely lacking. Students might dress up in cow costumes, bake bread — or frame a building.
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A suspect was briefly detained Tuesday, but was let go. Bulgarian officials have indicated Viktoria Marinova was not targeted for her work, and that no suspect or motive has been yet uncovered.
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