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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

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American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

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The Changing Lives Of Women

A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

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