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This Affecting 45-Second Video Explains the Uphill Battle Young Female Athletes Face

It's hard to concentrate on that penalty kick with advertisers shouting that your shoes aren't cute enough.

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It's been forty years since the passage of Title IX, which enforced equal opportunity for women to athletic opportunities in academic institutions. While parity on the professional sports level remains elusive, Time has dubbed London 2012 "The Year of the Woman". Every one of the 204 delegations include a female athlete, and the U.S. delegation for the first time ever boasts more women than men (and they're bringing home nearly twice as many medals). That's pretty remarkable given that we still have a cacophony of advertisers working hard to tell girls that they're not attractive enough and that their primary concern should be fixing every imaginable aesthetic shortcoming.

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The head of the 1,100-member Federal Judges Association on Monday called an emergency meeting amid concerns over President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr's use of the power of the Justice Department for political purposes, such as protecting a long-time friend and confidant of the president.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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Two people had the nerve to laugh and smirk at a DUI murder sentencing in Judge Qiana Lillard's courtroom and she took swift action.

Lillard heard giggles coming from the family of Amanda Kosal, 25, who admitted to being drunk when she slammed into an SUV, killing Jerome Zirker, 31, and severely injuring his fiance, Brittany Johnson, 31.

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