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Economists Who Study Poverty win Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.

Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together.

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Kerpow! Must Girl Superheroes Fight Like the Boys?

Meet the new girl cartoon superhero: someone who takes no nonsense from anyone and revels in a good fight as much as the boys.

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15 Women Out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize Laureates

Women make up half of mankind, but only 15 of the 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates.

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Tense Turkey Femicide Trial Opens after Viral Video

An emotional trial opened in Turkey on Wednesday over the murder of a woman stabbed to death by her ex-husband, with claims she sought police protection in vain.

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Workplace Gay and Transgender Rights

The top U.S. court on Tuesday began hearing arguments on whether employers have the right to sack workers because they are gay or transgender, an issue which has caused deep divisions in US society.

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PM Modi Says India is 'Open-Defecation Free'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country free of open defecation, a feat he said was a major milestone for a country of 1.3 billion people, despite skepticism about his bold claim.

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Coming Home? 132,000 Descendants of Spain's Exiled Jews Seek Nationality

More than 500 years ago, they faced a bleak choice: convert to Catholicism or be burned at the stake. The only other option was exile. 

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Arresting Looks: Russian Protests Get a Fashion Twist

In cropped jeans and a cream sweatshirt, Alina Muzychenko would easily blend into a central Moscow crowd. But her bright pink socks are quietly subversive -- patterned with a drawing of riot police holding hands. 

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In Syria's Idlib, Education a Casualty of War

Near the village of Hazano in northwestern Syria, children come running through the olive groves every morning to meet the bus that brings school to their improvised tented camp.

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'Rebel' Saudi Women Shun Obligatory Abaya Robe

Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall -- without a body-shrouding abaya.

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