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Bride Spurns Veil, Redefines Nuptials

In the anthology, "Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love And Marriage," co-editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort offer an array of intimate insights. In this excerpt, performer Holly Hughes finds it's easier to get married on Facebook.

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It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Women produce half of the world's food, earn 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of the world's property. The U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation says its anti-poverty efforts aim to change these statistics.

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Europe: Beware Banks Bearing Micro-Loans for Poor

A few weeks back Susan Feiner spoke at a conference in Valladolid, Spain, to counter this week's micro-credit summit there. Austerity programs like those proposed for Europe, she says, are women's real nemesis, not the lack of tiny, high-priced loans.