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11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."<p>Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday May 28, was even more "phenomenal" than the words of one of her most famous poems can express.<p>During her 86 years, she wrote seven autobiographies, was active in …

3 suspects confess in India gang rape; community outraged

Three brothers have confessed to involvement in the gang rape of two teenage girls in India, a police officer told CNN.<p>The men have pleaded guilty to the rape charges but have not admitted to killing the girls, local police spokesman Mukesh Saxena said Sunday.<p>All five known suspects, including two …

Meriam Ibrahim: Husband 'not informed of release'

<b>The husband of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan for abandoning Islam has told the BBC he has not been informed that his wife will be released.</b><p>Reports on Saturday said a Sudanese official had confirmed that Meriam Ibrahim, who gave birth in custody, would be freed in a few days.<p>But the foreign …

A Killer's Manifesto Reveals Wide Reach Of Misogyny Online

The misogynistic manifesto written by Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who police say killed six people before taking his own life Friday, quickly led to an outpouring on Twitter under the hashtag #YesAllWomen. Women and men alike used the hashtag to share stories and statistics about harassment and …

35 Dogs That Will Make Your Day Instantly Better

DOGS SOLVE EVERYTHING.

Pets

The 24 Most Important Guinea Pigs In The Entire World

Let's be honest with ourselves: Guinea pigs are the new cats of the Internet.

Cute Animals

21 Ducklings To Fill Your Cuteness Quota

You know you needed that extra boost.

Cute

16 Hella Rad Skateboarding Dogs

Toilet paper ain't the only thing these pups wanna shred.

Extreme Sports

23 Adorable Babies That Will Melt Even The Stoniest Heart

The cutest baby animals ever born. (In Australia)

9 Amazing Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

Shelter dogs are the Rhett Butlers of the dog world. They have been there, seen things and will make your life immeasurably better. H/T to theconfidentdog.com for all the advice!

Pets

17 Amazing Trips For Animal Lovers

How do you say "I want to go to there" in elephant?

Yellowstone National Park

16 Treats You Should Make For Your Dog This Summer

Everyone's BFF deserves some homemade goodies every now and then! Some of these treats can even help keep your pup cool in the hot temps.

Dessert

The Real Reasons New York has the Country’s Most Segregated Schools

New York City occupies a special place in the American consciousness as the tumultuous seat of our financial markets and the buzzing capital of our …

Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay

As an LGBT activist, I was always happy to see my picture in the paper. It showed that I was doing my job, getting attention for the cause I believed …

Smartphone Apps and Wearables Are Taking a Morbid Turn

In case you hadn’t heard, death is pretty hot right now—well, in the App Store at least. Casting aside the zillions of “games” offering to predict …

Asians vs. Affirmative Action

Nearly 18 years ago, 61 percent of California’s Asian-American electorate opposed California’s Proposition 209, a statewide referendum, which barred …

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Many people thought Cesar Chavez was crazy to think he could build a union among migrant farmworkers. Since the early 1900s, unions had been trying and failing to organize California's unskilled agricultural workers. Whether the workers were Anglos, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos or Mexican …

Made In China — But Was It Made In A Prison?

An Oregon woman was looking at her Halloween decoration last year when she found a letter written by an inmate from one of China's re-education-through-labor camps. The letter spoke of brutal forced labor in the camp.<p>It was the latest in a series of incidents dating back to at least to the 1990s in …

Associated Press News

Teacher killed and set on fire in Thailand

Buddhist woman becomes 170th teacher to be killed by suspected Muslim rebels during decades-long rebellion.<p>A Buddhist teacher was fatally shot on her way to school and then set ablaze in southern Thailand, becoming the 170th teacher killed by suspected Muslim rebels in the country's decade-long …

Hispanic Caucus waits on resolution

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is holding off on taking a sharper line against President Barack Obama on deportations after his announcement Thursday evening that his administration will review its enforcement policies.<p>The 26-member caucus had mulled a formal resolution that would take a tougher …

Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Five months before his 2012 re-election, President Obama announced that his administration would stop deportations of more than a half-million young adults, often referred to as "Dreamers," brought illegally to the U.S. as children.<p>Latinos subsequently turned out to vote in record numbers that …

Glenn Ford's First Days of Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Metal spoons. What's re-entry like for a man who last breathed free during Ronald Reagan's first term as president?<p>Anywhere he wanted to go, the jubilant defense attorneys told a hungry Glenn Ford late Tuesday afternoon as they left the television cameras behind, piled into …

Pact reached to keep North Dakota's only abortion clinic open

North Dakota and its only abortion clinic have resolved part of their dispute over the state's new abortion law, meaning the facility will remain open.<p>At issue was the requirement that physicians performing abortions have hospital privileges. The state and clinic agreed that doctors at the Red …

Elderly woman evicted from care home over assisted suicide fears

Former magistrate forced out of care home because of fears staff would be prosecuted if she attempted to end her life<p>An 87-year-old woman was evicted from her care home because she advocated assisted suicide and staff feared they could be prosecuted if they did not stop her.<p>Dorothy Brown, a former …

Canada's Inuit face human trafficking fears

Indigenous women in the far north face high levels of sexual violence and exploitation, report says.<p>Inuit families sell their babies online, pimp out their daughters and turn a blind eye to human trafficking.<p>These are some of the claims made by Canadian consultant Helen Roos in a 159-page report …

The Afghan madrassa accused of radicalising women

<b>An unregistered religious school in northern Afghanistan has been accused of radicalising thousands of women.</b><p>A BBC investigation has found that the Ashraf-ul Madares madrassa in Kunduz province preaches that listening to radio, watching television and taking photos are un-Islamic activities and …