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The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Megan Smith

Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Read More »

The House Just Approved a Bill That Restricts Abortion Coverage for Millions of Women

Just one day after Donald Trump reinstated a 32-year-old anti-abortion policy that affects women worldwide, Congress is showcasing its own dedication to rolling back women's reprodu Read More »

Meet Ilhan Omar: Former Refugee, Now First Somali-American State Representative

After her primary victory over the summer, Democrat Ilhan Omar¬†has officially¬†become the nation's Read More »

This Woman Just Got the Top Score On India's Toughest Exam

This 22-year-old political science graduate just received the top score on India's exhausting civil services exam. Nearly 99 percent of the people who take the exam to earn prestigious careers in government, fail. Many reportedly take the exam repeatedly for years and never pass. Read More »

Senate Passes Bill 54-46 to Defund Planned Parenthood

In a 54-46 vote on Thursday, Senate Republicans "overwhelmed Democrats" and passed a bill to completely defund Planned Parenthood and would "all but repeal the president's health care law," according to an Read More »

Canada's New Feminist Prime Minister Is Shaking Things Up in the Best Way Possible

Newly-appointed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist, made great strides for gender equality Wednesday. Read More »