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Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

NEW YORK (AP) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing …

5 women scientists from the developing world you need to know

<i>By Kristina Bravo. Kristina is the Assistant Editor for TakePart. This post originally appeared on TakePart.</i><p>For women everywhere, breaking into the …

'Women In Science': Whimsical Illustrations Celebrate Females Who Made History

<b>Some people feel like they can pursue either science or art.</b> But, in reality, you can figure out a way to do both. Kansas City-based illustrator and …

Women's Suffrage: 95 Years Later and Still Much to be Done - Ms. Magazine Blog

Following the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, women spent over seven decades tirelessly campaigning and organizing in efforts to secure the right to …

Mumbai girls' rap video on women's issues goes viral

Screengrab from YouTube video uploaded by BomBaebs.<p>Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain of Mumbai are no household names yet, but they look all set to …

How Much Can Women Trust That Breast Cancer Biopsy?

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the person who does the diagnosing is a doctor she never sees — the pathologist.<p>But though pathologists do a great job of identifying invasive cancer, they aren't as good at spotting two less clear-cut diagnoses that bring women a lot of uncertainty and …

What Gender Inequality Looks Like in Collegiate Sports

Despite some progress through Title IX and other policies, female coaches and players are still significantly marginalized and undervalued.<p>This week marks the commencement of March Madness, the NCAA's knockout basketball tournament that's so captivating it can result in flailing productivity at …

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Meet The Woman Inspiring Thousands Of American Latina Entrepreneurs

Nely Galan was the first Latina network president. Now she’s working to inspire other Hispanic women to start their own businesses.<p>When Nely Galan was a little girl, she didn’t hang posters of movie stars and musicians on her wall. She hung a photo of Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a …

New photos reveal expanding reach of Iran in Venezuela and other parts of Latin America | Fox News

As the Obama administration seeks a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, new congressional testimony, documents and photos show Tehran is expanding its reach into South America by advising rogue regimes on suppressing anti-government protests and financing secretive military facilities.<p>Rep. Jeff …

Authorization for military force stalls

If anyone wanted further evidence that Congress is stalled in its effort to pass a separate resolution authorizing military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a House hearing Wednesday provided plenty of signs.<p>The House Armed Services Committee advertised its testimony with …

Body count from world's bloodiest wars spikes in 2014

The war in Ukraine and extremist violence contributed to a spike in the death toll from the world's most brutal conflicts last year, analysts say.<p>More than 163,000 people were killed in the 20 deadliest conflicts of 2014, a 28% increase over 2013, according to a study conducted by the Project for …

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Malaria is one of the oldest scourges of mankind. Yet it's been a mystery how the deadliest form of the disease kills children.<p>One doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring that out. Now she and her team report their findings in this week's issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>. …

Troops from Chad, Niger retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

DAMASAK, Nigeria (AP) — Waving a captured black and white militant flag, soldiers from Niger and Chad on Wednesday celebrated their liberation of a …

In face of protests, Brazil's Rousseff offers anti-corruption measures

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday announced a package of anti-corruption measures that she will send to Congress, as she and her party face a backlash over the massive scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras.<p>The package includes seven measures, some of which could mean up to 10 years …

Polluted air from Europe is blowing in and adding to home-grown smog, causing dangerous conditions for sufferers of respiratory illnesses such as asthma<p>Britain has been placed on a health alert because of a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution blowing over the country. Experts said the smog …

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Islamic State blamed for Tunisia attack after killing of Libyan cell leader

Twenty people were killed after gunmen attacked Tunisia's national museum including French, Polish and South African tourists<p><b>Up to 17 tourists killed in Tunisia as hostages freed by counter-terror forces - latest</b><p><b>Islamic State</b> militants were blamed on Wednesday night for a <b>massacre of 20 foreign</b> …