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Today marks the third week since over 270 girls were snatched from their school. The good folk at wifey.TV have put together this beautiful and powerful video reminding us of each and everyone of them. All we can say is #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS.

Nearly 300 Nigerian school girls were abducted three weeks ago by a militant group. Getting a Western education made them targets. You can raise your voice and demand the world come to their aid. Girls Rising and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls are holding a Google Hangout on Tuesday, May 6th at noon EST, for a group call to action.

Boston University has opened a residential hall for women in STEM. It's an outgrowth of another STEM program a nd is getting results. The school has seen a significant rise in the number of women in the fields

Schools are getting seriously healthy. From now on, those places of learning will not be able to sell junk food to kids says the USDA. This push is the first time in 30 years that there has been any grown-up oversight into kids' school time nutrition.

Last week's Supreme Court Ruling McCuthcheon vs. FEC removed spending limits from political contributions. How will this affect the composition of Congress--will women and minorities have a harder time getting elected?

How do you you love the ACA--let us count the ways. There are at least six real tangible benefits for women from the passage of this bill that makes healthcare more available to more Americans. Even oft-ignored family caregivers will get a benefit.

Our TV screens are looking more equal these days with high-profile women anchoring more shows, but as a new report from the Women's Media Center shows, we've still got a long way to go. Men dominate all media - to the tune of 63%.

Today is Cesar Chávez's birthday, and this weekend, Hollywood released a film on his life and legacy. Rosario Dawson and others are pointing out that the stories of the women who worked alongside him need to be told.

Grandmother Mary Virginia Jones, or "Mother Mary" as friends know her, is finally free, but her story illustrates the reality that women are now incarcerated at nearly double the rate of men in this country. Yet they receive little attention in criminal justice reform measures.

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will finally hear the landmark case determining women's rights to birth control pills and other reproductive health services without a co-pay under the Affordable Care Act. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are the two major companies fighting against the mandate, claiming the contraceptive coverage mandate violates their religious liberty.

Earlier this week, rapper/singer MIA asked Madonna if she could borrow $16 million. Why? The NFL is suing her for her 2012 Super bowl middle finger performance. This is not the first time the NFL has overreacted, yet let other offenses slide.

Marines Corps is establishing an experimental force mirroring what actually happens in real-world combat, of at least 25 percent women, to determine how women actually perform, and go from there in the incorporation process.

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