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News Brief: Louise Gluck Wins Wallace Stevens Prize; Bad News on Osteoporosis Drug; MORE Magazine’s Michelle Obama Cover

By Womens Voices for Change
The poet must be flying: We thought that former Poet Laureate Louise Gluck, 65,  had already gotten every literary prize out there. But that was before we learned she’d scored the Academy of American Poets’ $100,000 Wallace Stevens Prize, for a lifetime of “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.”  Academy chancellor Robert Pinsky said as the award…
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News

Army Reservist Sets Olympic Record at 56; To Moms, Michelle Obama’s “The Real Thing”; Weightlifting Also Boost for Living with Cancer; Dame Sian Phillips Takes It All Off

By Womens Voices for Change
“At least it shows my longevity”: News of the oldest Olympic competitor, retired police officer Elizabeth Callahan, comes via the Army Times, since Callahan is still a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve: Callahan’s passion for pistol packing already has earned Summer Olympic trips to Barcelona, Atlanta and Athens, Greece, along with journeys to Hyderabad, India, for the Conseil…
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Politics

U.N. Taps South Africa’s First Women Judge for Rights Post; “Claire Huxtable Generation” Addresses Michelle Obama

By Womens Voices for Change
Widening her reach: Justice in the face of terrible odds has always been a way of life for Navi Pillay, just chosen U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights: The daughter of a Tamil bus driver in Durban, she experienced human rights violations firsthand. Pillay earned a law degree at Harvard, but for 28 years during apartheid, she was not allowed to…
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