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The Olympics And Gender Rights

The 2012 Olympic Games are making athletic history, with records being smashed by some of the world's greatest athletes. But the true legacy of the London games may be carved outside of the arena -- it's the first Olympics where every country competing has fielded at least one female competitor. We explore the power of the Olympics as a venue for social change, particularly when it comes to matters of gender and women's rights.

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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LIVE BLOG: President Obama To Headline Third Night Of DNC

As the third day opened, Bernie Sanders supporters demanded a roll call to nominate Tim Kaine as the democratic vice presidential candidate. Kaine was eventually nominated by acclamation.
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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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