The Penn State University campus in State College, Pa. A new state law requires university professors to get a background check every three years and have their fingerprints taken. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell (left) and Dr. Nancy Hardt, University of Florida. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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A very small step for Saudi women: A few years ago the ban was lifted on driving all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, as long as the driver is in a recreational area, wearing a full veil and accompanied by a male relative. But it's still illegal for them to drive cars. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Ciro Fusco /EPA/Landov hide caption

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