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Verona is a one-stop shop for original and stylish conservative wear, filling a long-term void in the fashion industry. Lisa Vogl/Verona Collection hide caption

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In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a pay equity act into law at the Massachusetts State House on Monday in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

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Pope Francis hugs Sister Carmen Sammut at the end of a meeting in May with hundreds of women who serve the Roman Catholic Church. The pontiff has appointed a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons. AP hide caption

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Students at St. Scholastica's College in the Philippines gesture the "No. 1" sign in a campaign to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some of the more than 30,000 Nuer civilians sheltering in a United Nations base in South Sudan's capital Juba for fear of targeted killings by government forces walk by an armored vehicle and a watchtower manned by Chinese peacekeepers. Jason Patinkin/AP hide caption

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South Koreans leave notes at an exit of Gangnam subway station in Seoul. It was turned into a makeshift memorial for a 23-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by a male stranger. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violent Crimes Prompt Soul-Searching In Korea About Treatment Of Women

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Tea leaf pickers in the Indian tea industry are nearly all women, and in the southern tea-growing state of Kerala, they earn the lowest daily minimum wage of any sector in the state. They work six days a week rain or shine. But J. Rajeshwari (right) helped mobilize the female worforce. "We couldn't feed ourselves or educate our children, so we organized," she says. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

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Simone Biles took first place overall in the U.S. women's gymnastics championships on June 26 in St. Louis. Biles is expected to win several gold medals in the Olympics. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

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Sylvia Welker feeds the pigeons on Skid Row in Los Angeles. There are currently 47,000 homeless people in and around Los Angeles. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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On LA's Skid Row, Homeless Women Seek Shelter From The Streets

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