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A new book of photographs captures what it means to live in extreme poverty, as some 1.2 billion people do.
"The bulk of Ms. Wadewitz’s work at Wikipedia concerned biographies of women, particularly writers and thinkers from the era that she studied to earn her Ph.D. An early contribution, or “edit,” was in 2006, when she “punched up the intro” to the article about Jane Austen, to note Austen’s “masterful use of both indirect speech and irony.”
More than 49,000 edits later, Ms. Wadewitz had created a whole library of articles about figures like the early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, the children’s book writer Mary Martha Sherwood and the “woman of letters” Anna Laetitia Barbauld. Each of these biographical articles was labeled a “featured article” — the highest praise her fellow editors can give — appearing on the site’s home page." - NYT
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Ms. Wadewitz, a British literature scholar, completed more than 49,000 edits on the online encyclopedia, and was an influential editor there, focusing on women’s biographies.
Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence bosses spooked.
"Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday."
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In a meeting with The Post, Poland's defense minister calls for a 're-pivot' toward Europe
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'Blood Moon' timelapse: Total lunar eclipse seen on April 15
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U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki leads the Daily Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2014. A transcript is available at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/04/224692.htm
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Troops in Venezuela's capital Caracas fired tear gas and rubber bullets as hundreds of people protested.
The demonstration came days after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hosted opposition leaders for talks to put an end to months of political unrest.
The talks are viewed by some as a monumental task in a country polarised by high levels of poverty.
Months of violent clashes have left at least 30 people dead, hundreds injured and thousands arrested
In this week's address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
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