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Grammys Expand Nominee Field after Criticism on Diversity

The Grammys will expand the number of nominees in main categories for music's most prestigious awards as organizers try to counter a backlash over how few women and minorities are winning.

In one of the biggest changes at the Grammys in years, the Recording Academy -- which administers the prizes -- said Tuesday in a letter to members that next year's awards will boost the field of hopefuls from five to eight for the top four categories.

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Canada Polygamists Sentenced to House Arrest

Two leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon community were sentenced to house arrest Tuesday in the first real test of Canada's 130-year-old ban on having more than one wife.

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'Look, a Woman Driver!': Saudis Tackle Onslaught of Sexism

Long relegated to the back seat, Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time this week in a much-awaited rite of passage, but one crucial hurdle remains -- the attitude of men.

Social media is awash with videos of women behind the wheel and men in the passenger seat, a role reversal that was unimaginable in the conservative petrostate until a royal decree last September ended a decades-long women driving ban.

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In Israel, Prince William Speaks of 'True Horrors' of Holocaust

Britain's Prince William paid a visit to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, saying the "true horrors" of the Holocaust must not be forgotten.

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Lives at Steak: French Butchers Warn about Vegan Violence

Butchers in France have written to the interior minister to ask for protection against violence and intimidation from vegan campaigners who "want to impose their lifestyle on the immense majority of people."

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French Cognac Gets Green Light for 'XXO' Label

French cognac will soon be able to be marketed as XXO, or "extra extra old", after regulators accepted a push by distillers to modify strict sales and production rules, an industry group said Monday.

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'Because I Can': Ride-Hailing App Welcomes Saudi Women Drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.

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At Midnight, Riyadh Erupts in Cheers for a Woman in a Car

Every few meters someone -- a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons -- stops Samar Almogren to cheer her on or flash her a thumbs-up.

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Celebrations, Tears as Saudi Arabia Overturns Ban on Women Driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

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Driving Change: How the Historic Saudi Move Happened

Saudi Arabia, the only country that does not permit female motorists, will allow women to get behind the wheel for the first time in decades on Sunday.

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