Hadijatou Mani was sold into slavery at the age of 12 and for the next 10 years she was forced to do hard labor, beaten, raped, and imprisoned for bigamy when she tried to marry a man other than her master. Yesterday an international court ruled that the government in Niger must pay Mani the equivalent of $19,500 for…

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Just in time for Mother's Day, international nonprofit Save The Children released its list of the best and worst countries to be a mom. The rankings are based on "mothers' and children's health, educational and economic status," according to a press release. Moms in Scandinavia are sitting pretty, with Sweden and…