Girls Girls

Milagros "Mili" Hernandez, 8, plays soccer in Ohama, Neb. Her team was disqualified from the final round of a tournament because somebody had complained to organizers that there was a boy on the team. WOWT/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Researchers are trying to tease apart the reasons why girls are less likely to become scientists and engineers. Marc Romanelli/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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Eunice, pictured above, is one of the workshop participants: "Today I learned a girl can do anything — that a boy and girl are equal, no one is more special, and I am happy about it. I am happy that the new things I learned today [are] to be confident and be powerful." Mercy/Too Young To Wed/Samburu Girls Foundation hide caption

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Eric Aniva told the BBC that he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as "ritual cleansing." Eldson Chagara/AP hide caption

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Who's ahead in the baby tally these days — boys or girls? Newborns are ready to be counted in a Florida hospital. JOHN STANMEYER/National Geographic hide caption

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Safeena Husain says: "I educate girls." Her efforts have brought 80,000 Indian girls into school; last week she received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (above). Courtesy of Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond hide caption

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Adam Driver starred in Tracks, This Is Where I Leave You and What If — all out this year. He says there are surprising similarities between two of his other biggest roles, on HBO's Girls and in the new Star Wars film. "If you think about breaking it down into moments ... and making them make sense as much as possible, it's actually not that far off," he says. Terry Richardson. hide caption

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Terry Richardson.

Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

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Watch out, Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world. From left, Alexandra Leone (New Hope, Pa.), Grace Peters (Flemington, N.J.), Aklesiya Dejene (Chicago), Isabella Gonzalez and Erika Hiple (Stockton, N.J.) Ryan Kellman /NPR hide caption

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