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The Woman Who Broke the Rules and Made History by Running the First International Marathon in Iran 

On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient…

Iranian Newscaster for State TV Flees Country After Disclosing Years of Sexual Harassment at Work

A newscaster for PressTV, Iran’s state-run, English-language TV station, has fled the country after revealing she was sexually harassed at work for years. Two of Sheena Shirani’s supervisors have been suspended after she shared an audio recording and dozens of messages on Facebook from one of them demanding sex from…

Women Saved the Iran Deal From Washington's Bickering Do-Nothing Men

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Barbara Ann Mikulski (D-Md.) announced her support of the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Senate Democrat to do so. At this point, President Barack Obama has enough votes to sustain his veto of a promised resolution of disapproval from the Republicans. In other words, barring some…

Arizona Congressman is Sorry for Scaring Kids With Talk of Nuclear Weapons and Suicide Bombers

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is apologizing after getting a little too real with a class full of elementary school students, during what was supposed to be a light conversation about how a bill becomes a law. Instead, Salmon took the opportunity to tell the kids about nuclear weapons and ask them, “Do you know that…

Channing Tatum and Rihanna Explain the Iran Nuclear Deal

Did you know that Iran and a group of nations led by the U.S. reached an historic agreement over nuclear weapons this week that’s been decades in the making? Probably not, but who cares! Fortunately for you, Rihanna and Channing Tatum do. And they’re here (like Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton before them) to explain it to…

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