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Ontario Woman Files Human Rights Complaint Over Topless Swimming

July 22, 2017 |

Men are allowed to go topless at the pool, so why are women (usually) not allowed to? That’s the question leading one Ontario woman, whose name has not been released, to file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The woman’s lawyer tells the CBC her client called…
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Michigan Woman Guilty of Murder Witnessed by Parrot

July 20, 2017 |

A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. The Newaygo County jury deliberated about eight hours before finding 49-year-old Glenna Duram guilty Wednesday of killing 46-year-old Martin Duram, reports the…
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Saudi police detain woman in miniskirt video

July 19, 2017 |

Police in Saudi Arabia have detained a woman who featured in a social media video wearing a miniskirt and a crop-top as she strolled through a Saudi city, according to a Saudi police statement.
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Woman Gives Birth After Nearly 40 Years of Trying to Have Baby

July 18, 2017 |

During nearly four decades of marriage, Akosua Budu Amoako and her husband tried to have a child, without success. But last month, at age 59, Budu gave birth to her first child after fertility treatments, the AP reports. The full-term 7-pound, 4-ounce boy was born June 15 at Bellevue Woman’s…
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Woman Soon to Be Wed Calls 911, Is Killed by Police

July 17, 2017 |

A month after the acquittal of the officer in the Philando Castile shooting , Minneapolis police have another high-profile fatality on their hands. A 40-year-old woman due to be married next month was shot to death by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a noise in the alley…
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For First Time in Over 60 Years, Dr. Who Will Be a Woman

July 16, 2017 |

British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who —the first woman to take a role that has been played by a dozen men over six decades. Whittaker, best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective…
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1st Woman to Win Math’s Nobel Prize Dies at 40

July 16, 2017 |

The first woman to win the Fields Medal—essentially math’s version of the Nobel Prize—has died at the age of 40 after a battle with breast cancer, NPR reports. According to AFP , Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born Stanford professor, won the award in 2014 for her work in geometry and…
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