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Daily 5

Daily 5

Here's the Daily 5 for Friday!

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MAKERS Movie Stars: Shapers of TV and Film

MAKERS Movie Stars: Shapers of TV and Film

MAKERS knows some awesome actresses, like Zooey Deschanel, Ellen DeGeneres, and Diahann Carroll, who have shaped the course of TV and film history.

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Teenage Girls Found Hanging from Mango Trees

Teenage Girls Found Hanging from Mango Trees

In what has seemed to be a week of sexual violence, another group of young girls has been murdered.  In India, the bodies of two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, were found hanging from mango tree branches.  The father has called it a conspiracy of the high-ranking Yadav caste in Katra, their village in India's northwestern state Uttar Pradesh.  

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#ThrowBackThursday: Most Powerful MAKERS

#ThrowBackThursday: Most Powerful MAKERS

In honor of the Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women, we are dedicating this week's #ThrowBackThursday to the 12 MAKERS on the list.  

Our 12 MAKERS come from all different backgrounds and have pushed through tremendous adversity to reach the power they know today.  Some grew up abroad, others are from the projects of Brooklyn and backwoods of Mississippi. One MAKER was married to a prince when she moved to the states, another was a farmtown's homecoming queen, while another has had a life-long love affair with computer science.

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Forbes Announces the World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes Announces the World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Today Forbes released its World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. Topping the list, were German Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 1), Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (No. 2), and philanthropist Melinda Gates (No. 3). 

MAKERS like Hillary Clinton (No. 6), Sheryl Sandberg (No. 9), Susan Wojcicki (No. 12) and Oprah Winfrey (No. 14) also earned spots.  In total, 12 of our MAKERS made the prestigious list!

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Celebrities Celebrate Maya Angelou

Celebrities Celebrate Maya Angelou

On this very sad day, celebrities express their gratitude for Maya Angelou and the powerful pieces and inspiration she gave to the world.  From Anderson Cooper to Queen Latifah, thousands of people have tweeted with the hashtag #MayaAngelou and #PhenomenalWoman, using her best quotes and linking to her poems.

As seen by the emotive reaction, the legendary poet has truly left an invaluable mark on the world and will be deeply missed.  Her body of creative work and ultimate wisdom will forever stay with us.

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12 Quotes to Celebrate Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes

Today MAKERS honors renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou. Through her writing and activism, Angelou has inspired generations to move boldly in the face of adversity.

 
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Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family

A 25-year-old Pakistani woman was stoned to death today by her father and family for registering to marry a man of whom they did not approve. 

Three months pregnant, Farzana Parveen was on her way to the courthouse to contest an abduction charge her family filed against her husband, Mohammad Iqbal. A group of nearly 20 family members, her father and brothers included, accosted the couple in front of the courthouse and tried to pull them apart. When Farzana resisted, they fatally beat her with batons and bricks from a nearby construction site.  

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