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Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

‘Where Out-of-Town Girls Could Come Feel Safe in New York’

Alumnae of the women’s school Finch College, which closed in 1975, still gather regularly to reminisce about high jinks and distribute scholarships.

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Baby survives after being born with heart outside her body

Birth Defects nytimes.com

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.

Japan nytimes.com

Destroyed in Tsunami, a Temple Is Reborn

Join residents of a Japanese village devastated by the 2011 tsunami as they celebrate the rebuilding of the 1,000-year-old Buddhist Kongoji Temple on higher ground.

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Turkish teachers linked to Ergogan foe detained in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to an organization regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on Tuesday, the organization's head said.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend are having a girl

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's life is about to get a lot more pink.

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EU health and food safety experts warn of stubborn salmonella

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday.

Ghani, Ashraf nytimes.com

News Analysis: Afghan President’s Critics Losing Patience Over Delayed Vote

Opponents of the increasingly isolated Ashraf Ghani are holding rallies, issuing ultimatums and calling for a tribal referendum on his performance in office.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out

Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan woman are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.

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Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.

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Berlin zoo on survival watch for newborn polar bear

BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin's Tierpark zoo is anxiously waiting to see if a polar bear cub survives its first few days, when the likelihood of it dying is especially high, the zoo's director said.

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Soccer: Born in Japan, playing for North Korea under shadow of missile crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - Born and raised in Japan, three North Korean soccer players are expecting to face boos from the home crowd in a match that comes less than two weeks after the latest North Korean test missile splashed into the Sea of Japan.

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Lindsay Lohan wants a 'Mean Girls' sequel

We have "Mean Girls" the musical, and now Lindsay Lohan wants a big-screen sequel.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

John Conyers III Was Arrested in February, Accused of Stabbing His Girlfriend

John Conyers III, whose father endorsed him for a House seat election as the lawmaker resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, was arrested in February after his girlfriend suffered knife cuts during an argument.

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Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country.

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Christine Keeler, the love triangle call girl in Britain's biggest sex scandal, dies

LONDON (Reuters) - Christine Keeler, the woman at the center of a 1960s love triangle between a minister and Soviet naval attache that produced Britain's biggest political sex scandal, has died at the age of 75.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Air Pollution May Harm Babies Even Before They Are Born

Pollution raised the risk of low birth weight babies, which may increase the risk for diabetes and heart disease later in life.

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First US baby born from donated uterus

A woman with a uterus transplant has given birth to a baby in the US. CNN speaks to Dr. Michael Olausson, one of the doctors who pioneered the uterus transplant procedure.

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Doug Jones blasts 'men who hurt girls'

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones references sexual abuse allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore by saying that men who hurt little girls belong in jail.

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Bodycam shows frantic effort to help choking newborn

Bodycam footage captures a Savannah, Georgia, police officer responding to a choking infant.

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Hospital: Baby is first to be born in US after uterus transplant

A baby born at a Texas hospital is the first in the US to be birthed from a mother who had received a uterus transplant, according to the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

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Hospital fires doctors who mistakenly declared newborn dead

An Indian hospital has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn baby boy dead.

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Why they're telling the world about their stillborn daughter

Complications emerged in a Kentucky couple's pregnancy as a new law there banned abortions at 20 weeks. They had to decide: Schedule an abortion, or wait for a miscarriage.

Serial Murders nytimes.com

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

Meena, an Afghan girl born behind bars, has never been outside, and her convicted mother can keep her until she is 18. She is not the only child there, either.

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Commander of Taliban 'special forces' killed in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit," was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan's main intelligence agency.

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Officials believe body of missing North Carolina girl found

(Reuters) - A body believed to be of a 3-year-old North Carolina girl who was missing for six days was found in a creek on Saturday night, a day after the mother's live-in boyfriend was arrested in connection with her disappearance, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said.

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Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefield

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Since U.S. forces began stepping up air strikes against the Taliban, Kunduz shopkeeper Najibullah no longer fears another insurgent takeover of the northern Afghan city. But he does fear robbery or kidnap by militia gangs.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

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Girl presumed dead, mom's boyfriend arrested

A missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl is believed to be dead and her mother's live-in boyfriend faces charges in connection with her disappearance, authorities said.

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Man charged as authorities says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

(Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of three-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local sheriff said on Saturday.

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Man charged as FBI says missing North Carolina girl presumed dead

(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged in North Carolina in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods who went missing from her bedroom five days ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Saturday.

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Doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead in India

A newborn in India was declared dead by a doctor, but hours later his family discovered he was breathing while they were en route to his funeral.

Kutin, Naomi nytimes.com

Character Study: Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager

Naomi Kutin, 16, is an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey with a knack for setting powerlifting records.

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Cop adopts homeless addict's newborn

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Missing Florida girl spotted with soccer coach

Caitlyn Frisina's parents discovered their 17-year-old daughter was missing from their Florida home Sunday morning. Now, police are tracking Frisina and a 27-year-old soccer coach across multiple states.

Malta nytimes.com

Malta, Where the West Was Born

The country has been home to the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Ottomans — which might explain the allure of this Mediterranean gem.

Robots and Robotics nytimes.com

Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Overcomes Setbacks to Win Contest in Europe

Members of the team were thrust into the spotlight this summer when they were briefly denied visas to attend a competition in Washington.

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Police search for missing three-year-old girl in North Carolina

(Reuters) - Local and federal law enforcement officials were searching on Tuesday for a 3-year-old girl who went missing from her bedroom in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after being put to bed on Sunday night, the local sheriff's office said.

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Police search for missing 3-year-old girl in North Carolina

(Reuters) - Police were searching for a 3-year-old girl who went missing from her bedroom in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after being put to bed on Sunday night, the local sheriff's office said.

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Signs of ADHD can be different in girls

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on things, is impatient and does not do what he is told.

Movies nytimes.com

Kabul Journal: In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back

Roya Sadat sold her apartment, car and jewelry to make a movie that deepens the conversation on women’s rights. It’s Afghanistan’s selection for the Oscars now.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls

What parents want for their sons versus their daughters can set up dangerous dynamics in the future.

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Afghan air strike kills about 20 Taliban at religious school - officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket attack on an Afghan religious school killed about 20 Taliban insurgents exchanging fire with security forces, officials said on Friday, adding that no children were among the victims.

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The ex-Olympian's sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and 5 months for his girlfriend's murder in 2013

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Lacrosse nytimes.com

As Concussion Worries Rise, Girls’ Lacrosse Turns to Headgear

Unlike the boys’ game, girls generally have eschewed headgear partly to keep play more temperate. But concussion fears have teams adopting the equipment.

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Three Georgian military personnel wounded in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Three Georgian military personnel serving with the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan were lightly wounded when their vehicle was attacked near an airbase north of the capital Kabul, officials said.

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U.S. strikes on Taliban opium labs won't work, say Afghan farmers

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - As U.S. and Afghan forces pound Taliban drug factories this week, farmers in the country's largest opium producing-province and narcotics experts say the strategy just repeats previous failed efforts to stamp out the trade.

Theater nytimes.com

Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

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Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.

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U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today.

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U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban funds

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group's economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday.

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More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prison

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.

Human Trafficking nytimes.com

Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.

Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery. A teenager trapped by a drug gang tells what happened to her.

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'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes

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Steelers go airborne to soar over Titans

(The Sports Xchange) - Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau schemes to make opposing offenses "one-dimensional". It was his mantra through 16 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coach.

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Arizona man sentenced to die for murdering girl by locking her in box

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering a 10-year-old girl, by locking her in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

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Drake tells off fan for 'touching girls'

Famous rapper Drake stopped halted his performance in Sydney to tell a man in the crowd to "stop touching girls."

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Suicide bomb attack near Afghan political gathering kills nine

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.

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Dad confesses to killing girlfriend, baby

A few months ago, as he was serving a life sentence for killing his cellmate in an Oregon prison, Thomas Riffenburg got what he would later describe as a "smack on the head from God."

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Explosion rocks Afghan capital near political gathering, seven dead

KABUL (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and many wounded in a suicide bomb blast that in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor, according to the interior ministry.

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Explosion rocks Afghan capital near political gathering: security official

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor and casualties were feared, a security official said.

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Opinion: Roy Moore case spotlights a risk to young girls

People are looking in shocked disgust at the defenders of Roy Moore. How can so many Alabamans throw their support behind Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat there, who is accused of pursuing or sexually abusing teens -- including a 14 year-old -- back when he was in his 30s? Moore denies the allegations, and is threatening to sue the Washington Post, where the report appeared last week.

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Head of Afghan election body sacked, raising doubts over 2018 ballots

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country's Independent Election Commission on Wednesday, raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned.

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Afghans believe country headed in wrong direction, but optimism rising slightly: survey

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 60 percent of Afghans still believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, but signs of better governance and rebuilding has slightly lifted the national mood, according to a survey by the Asia Foundation.

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Taliban attack Afghan checkpoints, killing more than 20 police

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.

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More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

The horrors of a refugee crisis that the world feels free to ignore.

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Chipotle denies link to 'Supergirl' actor's illness

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday denied allegations by actor Jeremy Jordan that eating at one of its restaurants landed him in the hospital.

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'Supergirl' showrunner suspended amid sexual harassment claims

Warner Bros. Television Group has sidelined a prominent television producer and writer amid allegations of sexual harassment.

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Ex-colleague: He dated high school girls

A former co-worker of US Senate candidate Roy Moore says it was 'common knowledge' that Moore dated high school girls. CNN's Boris Sanchez and Alex Marquardt discuss the story.

Shiite Muslims nytimes.com

Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.

With violence against Shiites on the rise in Afghanistan, officials fear that Iran could use its Afghan force to intervene in a new proxy war.

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Soldier dad surprises girls after 10 months

A soldier who was deployed almost 10 months returned home to Baltimore and surprises his two daughters at their school.

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Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains: U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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Arizona man found guilty of murder after locking girl in box: court official

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

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U.N. says believes Afghanistan air strike killed civilians

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a U.S. military investigation that found no civilian deaths.

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Arizona man found guilty of murder after locking girl in box: local media

(Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle, media in the southwestern U.S. state reported.

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Former TV anchor, whose girlfriend was killed on-air, wins Virginia seat

Former television anchor and Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015, has won the race for the 12th district of Virginia's House of Delegates.

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Born before 22 weeks, premature baby is now thriving

A preterm baby born at 21 weeks and four days is now a healthy 3-year-old girl with no impairments, doctors say. Her case sheds light on a controversial question in neonatal medicine: when should it be recommended to resuscitate a preterm baby, or not?

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Why the Boy Scouts are for girls now, too

Consider for a moment the benefits of camaraderie, confidence, resilience, trustworthiness, courage and kindness. If we hope to see these attributes in our children and in the future generation of leaders, it is important that we strengthen efforts to instill those values. I will celebrate every institution that seeks to do so -- and that includes the Girl Scouts.

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NATO to send more troops to Afghanistan after U.S. shift

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is set to agree on Thursday to increase its Afghanistan training mission by some 3,000 troops, alliance officials said, after the United States switched tack in long-running efforts to defeat Taliban militants and end the conflict.

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NATO to agree to send more troops to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO allies are set to agree on Thursday to increase by some 3,000 personnel the troop levels for the alliance's Afghanistan training mission, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.

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Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan.

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Casualties in religious attacks in Afghanistan rise steeply: U.N.

KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties in religious attacks in Afghanistan, primarily against Shi'ite mosques, have significantly increased in the last two years, according to the United Nations.

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Casualties feared as TV station in Afghan capital comes under attack

KABUL (Reuters) - A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

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U.S. investigation finds no Afghan civilian casualties in Kunduz strike

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into reports that at least 13 civilians were killed during an operation in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last week found no evidence of any civilian casualties, a statement from the U.S. military in Kabul said on Tuesday.

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26 teenage girls found dead at sea

Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday.

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BRIEF-Lockheed Martin receives $26.3 million contract to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

* Lockheed Martin receives contract to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities

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Afghanistan will not block WhatsApp, Telegram: spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government will not block the instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, a spokesman said on Monday, following days of controversy after reports the services would be suspended.

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U.S. investigates reports of civilian casualties in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan and U.S. military authorities are investigating reports that as many as 13 civilians were killed in an operation in the northern region of Kunduz, officials said on Monday, but details remain sketchy three days after the incident.

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BBC name change stirs language row in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - The BBC is facing an angry reaction in Afghanistan after it changed the name of one of its local language Facebook pages to BBC Dari, the official name of the Afghan version of Persian or Farsi but one rejected by many local Persian speakers.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Tax Overhaul Bears Gifts for Conservatives, Including Rights for Unborn

The tax bill unveiled on Thursday provides changes long sought by religious and social conservatives.

Civilian Casualties nytimes.com

U.S. Strikes Caused at Least 13 Civilian Casualties, Afghans Say

Residents of the restive province of Kunduz said the Taliban forced them to retrieve their dead after a night of fighting, when U.S. aircraft struck again, killing at least 13.

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Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

KABUL, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.

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Undocumented special-needs girl in custody to be released

An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained after emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas last month will be released, her family's lawyer said Friday.

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U.S. government releases detained Mexican girl with cerebral palsy

(Reuters) - The U.S. government released from custody a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union said, 10 days after the ambulance taking her to surgery in Texas was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

Desertion (Military) nytimes.com

Bowe Bergdahl Is Dishonorably Discharged, but Avoids Prison for Desertion in Afghanistan

The sentencing ends an eight-year drama that began in 2009 in Afghanistan. His release in 2014 in a prisoner exchange set off a political furor that still reverberates.

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Solider returns home, gives girlfriend surprise at game

US soldier Isaac Anderson returned from training with a surprise for his girlfriend at an Iowa football game.

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U.S. Army's Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service.

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Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls

(Reuters Health) - Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 percent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say.

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Baseball: Astros' Correa proposes to girlfriend after World Series win

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not content with winning his first World Series on Wednesday, Houston Astros short stop Carlos Correa dropped to one knee to propose to his girlfriend during a live television interview.

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At least 15 killed in Afghanistan tanker explosion

CHARIKAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials said.

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Taliban increases influence, territory in Afghanistan: U.S. watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Taliban has increased the amount of territory it has influence over or controls in Afghanistan in the past six months, a U.S. watchdog agency reported on Tuesday, as the militant group has stepped up attacks in recent weeks.

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Taliban controls more territory, increasing influence in Afghanistan: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Taliban has increased the amount of territory it has influence in or controls in Afghanistan in the past six months, a U.S. watchdog agency reported on Tuesday, a sign the security situation there remains precarious even as the United States has committed several thousand more troops to the war-torn country.

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Blast in Afghan capital causes numerous casualties

KABUL (Reuters) - A blast in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday caused numerous casualties, Reuters witnesses and Afghan officials said.

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Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witnesses

KABUL (Reuters) - A loud blast shook windows and doors in an area of the Afghan capital Kabul where many foreign embassies and government departments are based, Reuters reporters heard on Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Afghan War Data, Once Public, Is Censored in U.S. Military Report

Key figures on the progress of local security forces, compiled by the government’s spending watchdog, were classified only once before in nine years.

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Afghan Taliban say kidnapped U.S. professor is seriously ill

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said on Monday that Kevin King, one of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul last year, is seriously ill and needs urgent medical attention.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Troubling Turn in Afghan War: Taliban Profits Soar by Making Heroin

The Taliban have begun refining opium on their own, rather than exporting the raw ingredients, giving the militants even less reason to negotiate.

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Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan's northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday.

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US service member dies in Afghanistan

One US service member was killed and six other US crew members were injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Logar province Friday evening, according to a statement from the NATO-led coalition in that country, Operation Resolute Support.

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military service member died as a result of injuries and six others were wounded after a helicopter crashed in Logar province south of the Afghan capital Kabul late on Friday, the NATO-led resolute Support mission said in a statement.

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Undocumented special-needs girl in custody after surgery

An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was taken into US Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after emergency gallbladder surgery in Texas in a case that advocates say shows the harmful extent of the President's hard line on immigration policies.

Barcelona (Spain) nytimes.com

As a Republic Struggles to Be Born, Barcelona Holds Its Breath

The widespread euphoria that greeted the independence referendum was largely absent as Catalan lawmakers voted to separate from Spain.

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Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black, sues government: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday.

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Blackwater founder still promotes plan to privatize Afghan operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The founder of private military contractor Blackwater is trying to interest U.S. intelligence agencies in his plan to privatize counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, even though the Trump administration earlier rejected the idea.

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U.S. border agents detain Mexican girl being rushed to hospital

(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy living illegally in Texas was in federal custody on Thursday after the ambulance rushing her to surgery had to pass through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, a family attorney and government officials said.

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Triumphant Massachusetts teen girl golfer denied trophy: report

BOSTON (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Massachusetts teenager who finished first in a regional tournament this week was denied the trophy and an opportunity to play at the state high school golf championships because she is female, according to a local media report.

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Water-borne infections push Puerto Rico death toll higher

More than a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the death toll from the storm has risen to 51, according to Puerto Rico's Department of Public Safety

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: King Lear Is Reborn as a 21st-Century Media Mogul

In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel “Dunbar,” Shakespeare’s tragedy is recast as a struggle for control over an irascible father’s corporate empire.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

When a Student Says, ‘I’m Not a Boy or a Girl’

Some kids are pushing their schools to change how they talk about gender.

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Body found, likely Texas girl, 3, sent outside as punishment: police

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand alone outside at night, police said on Monday.

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Texas police say body found in Texas 'most likely' missing three-year-old girl

(Reuters) - The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a girl reported missing by her father about two weeks ago, police in the Dallas suburb of Richardson said on Monday.

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New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (Reuters) - A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Rex Tillerson Pays Secret Visit to U.S. Air Base in Afghanistan

Mr. Tillerson did not risk the short trip to Kabul to visit the heavily fortified United States Embassy or Afghan presidential palace, as his predecessors have done.

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Tillerson pays flying visit to Afghanistan to discuss U.S. strategy

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday discussed with Afghan leaders the U.S. strategy for ending America's longest war, in a brief, unreported visit that underscored the challenge of quelling the country's insurgency.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives on Saturday outside Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said.

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said, the latest attack in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's security forces.

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Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.

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Pair of mosque attacks kill at least 50 in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, and a separate bombing killed at least another 20 at a mosque in the middle of the country.

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'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority.

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Afghan Army Unit Nearly Wiped Out as New Taliban Tactic Takes Toll

Forty-three soldiers were killed after militants drove stolen Humvees packed with explosives into an army base, mirroring a tactic used in two recent attacks.

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Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60.

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Pakistan, Afghanistan in angry tangle over chicken-wire border fence to keep out militants

Angoor Adda, PAKISTAN (Reuters) - Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier.

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At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

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How Boy Scouts can catch up to Girl Scouts

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Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others.

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Dozens killed in attack on Afghan police HQ

At least 41 people were killed Tuesday in an hours-long, multipronged attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 26 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A second suspected U.S. drone strike on Tuesday killed six people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, after a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

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Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

Attacks on Police nytimes.com

Afghan Taliban Blast Way Into Police Post, Killing Chief and Officers

Fighters in suicide vests used an explosive-laden vehicle to breach a security compound in Paktia Province, leaving more than a dozen dead and 100 injured.

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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.

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At least eight killed in suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30, officials said.

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Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group

KABUL (Reuters) - Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a war-ravaged country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.

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Suspected U.S. drone strike kills five on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, government and militant sources said on Tuesday, days after a Canadian-American couple held hostage by the Taliban were freed from the same area.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

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Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

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Girl, 8, dies after falling on cruise ship

An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after falling from a cruise ship's interior atrium to a lower deck, the Miami-Dade Police Department said.

Berlinski, Tova nytimes.com

Born in Auschwitz, Israeli Artist, 102, Harnesses the Dark and the Light

Tova Berlinski, whose life and work resonate with the darkness of the Nazi genocide and the vibrancy of Israel, has a tribute exhibition in Jerusalem.

Kidnapping and Hostages nytimes.com

Canadian Held Hostage in Afghanistan Says Militants Killed His Child

Joshua Boyle, who with his family was freed by Pakistani troops, also said his wife had been raped during their five-year captivity by the Haqqani network.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

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What now for the girls of war-torn Syria?

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Now that Boy Scouts will admit girls, the competition is on

Leia Pameticky has been waiting for this moment for much of her young life.

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After concussion, teen girls may take longer to heal than boys

(Reuters Health) - Female adolescent athletes may take more than twice as long to recover from concussions as their male counterparts, a small study suggests.

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Their children were born in captivity

Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Caitlan Coleman, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their children have been freed.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Militants Free American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan

An American woman, her Canadian husband and three children were held for five years in Afghanistan by a Taliban faction, the Haqqani network.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join, earn Eagle Scout rank

(Reuters) - In a historic shift, the Boy Scouts of America will let girls enroll in Cub Scouts starting next year and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout through a separate program, the organization said on Wednesday.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join Cub, Eagle scout programs

(Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to enroll into its Cub Scouts through a new separate program and allow them to eventually earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout starting in 2018, the organization said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Cub Scouts will allow girls

The Boy Scouts of America's board of directors has unanimously agreed to welcome girls into the Cub Scout Program and to forge a path for older girls to pursue and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Boy Scouts nytimes.com

Boy Scouts Announce They Will Accept Girls

Girls will be allowed into the Cub Scout program starting next year, after a unanimous vote by the Boy Scouts’ board.

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Beyonce lends her voice to freedom for girls campaign

Superstar Beyonce's hit song 'Freedom' has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls,

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Fierce girls fight inequality with Beyoncé song

A short film celebrating the International Day of the Girl shows young girls around the world dancing to Beyoncé's song "Freedom."

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This year, The Day of the Girl is marked by a state of emergency

Over 130 million girls around the world didn't go to school today. Millions more braved long distances and dangerous conditions to get to classrooms whose teacher never arrived, or where there were no textbooks or other materials to help them learn.

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Girl flips out over adoption news

School surveillance cameras captured the heartwarming moment an 11-year-old girl learns she would be adopted. A judge approved her foster parents' petition to adopt her and her two younger siblings.

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Texas girl, 3, missing after she was sent outside at night as punishment

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 3-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside by herself at night near an alley behind her home, police said on Monday.

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Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery

HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

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International Red Cross to 'drastically' cut Afghan presence after attacks

KABUL (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross will "drastically" reduce its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year, the aid group said on Monday.

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New U.S. helicopters mark major change for Afghan air force

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Senior Afghan and American officials welcomed the arrival of new U.S.-made military helicopters on Saturday, beginning a process that will radically transform the young Afghan air force.

Wages and Salaries nytimes.com

Global Economy’s Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay

Even as job markets are tight in many major economies, low unemployment is failing to spur robust increases in wages, leaving workers angry.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Mattis Discloses Part of Afghanistan Battle Plan, but It Hasn’t Yet Been Carried Out

The secretary of defense revealed new, more aggressive rules of engagement, but they have yet to go into effect.

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UPDATE 2-GE names Jamie Miller as CFO, replacing Bornstein

Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co said on Friday it promoted Jamie Miller, who has been the head of its transportation unit, to chief financial officer, replacing Jeffrey Bornstein.

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UPDATE 1-GE names Jamie Miller to replace Jeffrey Bornstein as CFO

Oct 6 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co said on Friday it promoted Jamie Miller to chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1, replacing Jeffrey Bornstein.

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Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated

(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.

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Company behind 'Fearless Girl' statue settles gender pay dispute

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Brought Together by Pain, 3 Girls Forced Into Marriage Have New Dreams

One survived an ax attack; another, acid; a third, torture. But in an Afghan women’s shelter they helped one another, and now their lives are changing.

Grant Show nytimes.com

A ‘Dynasty’ for Generation ‘Gossip Girl’ (Mom Can Watch, Too)

The show that epitomized 1980s excess has been updated for the 21st century, with more racial and sexual diversity but still plenty of camp and vamp.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Underpaid Women, U.S. Says

State Street Corporation, which denies the Labor Department’s claims, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations of compensation discrimination.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can an 11-Year-Old Girl Consent to Sex?

France grapples with a case that raises questions about how it sees children and sexual freedom.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Statement From Las Vegas Gunman’s Girlfriend, Marilou Danley

The statement was read by Ms. Danley lawyer, Matthew Lombard, outside the F.B.I.’s office in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend says no advance knowledge of massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said she had no idea he was "planning violence against anyone."

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Amnesty International urges halt to Afghan refugee returns

KABUL (Reuters) - The human rights group Amnesty International urged European nations on Thursday to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to their "deeply unsafe" home country, saying the policy risked causing serious harm to those affected.

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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend denies any advance knowledge of massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said through a lawyer she had no idea beforehand that he was "planning violence against anyone."

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Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend questioned as Trump visits scene

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday questioned the girlfriend of the gunman who slaughtered 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas, hoping to discover what motivated Stephen Paddock to open fire on a country music festival in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

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How Paperless Post was born out of necessity

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Las Vegas probe turns to shooter's girlfriend as Trump visits scene

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the gunman who slaughtered 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas was expected to be questioned on Wednesday over the mass shooting at a music festival that has baffled investigators probing the killer's motive.

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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend has 'clean conscience': brother tells media

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert planned to interview the gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday, a day after she returned to the United States from the Philippines, while her relatives told media she had not known of his plan.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend ahead of Trump visit

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend on eve of Trump visit

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Marilou Danley, Girlfriend of Casino Gunman, Returns to U.S.

In the search for a motive in the Las Vegas shooting, some clues may be known only to her.

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Gunman's girlfriend arrives in Los Angeles

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter has returned to the United States, a law enforcement source told CNN.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend in Philippines

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern U.S. history turned on Tuesday to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

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How to celebrate 'Mean Girls Day'

No, you don't get the day off. But that doesn't mean that October 3 isn't a holiday.

Newspapers nytimes.com

Afghan Newspaper Hunts Corruption, but First It Has to Pay the Rent

A small Kabul newspaper stirs the country’s chaotic democracy, all the while facing financial worries and wondering just how much power it has to bring about change.