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Save The Children: U.S. Is Worst Developed Country for Maternal Health
 
The United States ranks 61st in maternal health, performing worse than any developed country in the world, according to Save the Children's 16th annual State of the World's Mothers 2015 report released May 4. The report, released several days before Mother's Day, ranks the best and worst places to be a mother. It found that women in the United States face a 1 in 1,800 risk of maternal death, the highest risk of any developed country. An American woman is more than 10 times as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as a woman in Poland, for example, CBS News reported. Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden rank in the top five this year. 
 
Save the Children also examined infant mortality rates in the capital cities of wealthy nations. Washington D.C. had by far the highest infant mortality rate of 25 capital cities studied, with 7.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012.
 

 
Smith College to Admit Transgender Women
 
Smith College, an all-female college based inNorthampton, Mass., will accept transgender women in the fall, the college announced May 2. Smith College becomes the seventh well-known women’s college in recent months to have revised its admission policies in order to welcome transgender women, The New York Times reported May 5.
 
 

 
Carly Fiorina Enters Race for Presidency
 
The Republicans have now a woman running for presidency. Carla Fiorina announced May 4 her candidacy by changing her Facebook profile picture to read, “Carly for President,” The Wall Street Journal reported. Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, is also the only GOP-contender coming from the business world. “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world, who’s in it, how the world works,” Fiorina said during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
 
 
 
 
 

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