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The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November

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A Colombian chef turned social entrepreneur, Leonor Espinosa has made it her mission to revive traditional agriculture, ancestral foodways and culinary know-how among rural, mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian people. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Atara Bernstein and Ariel Pasternak founded Pineapple Collaborative to create a space where women in food could share ideas. Benjamin Herskovitz/courtesy Pineapple Collaborative hide caption

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From left, Zainabu Hamayaji, who pretended to be mad to keep her children from being abducted by Boko Haram; Malebogo Malefhe, a winner of the 2017 International Women of Courage award; Eqbal Dauqan, a scientist from Yemen who could no longer work because of the conflict but then found a way to continue her career as a refugee. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR, Ryan Eskalis/NPR, Sanjit Das for NPR hide caption

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Centenarian Man Kaur of India celebrates after competing in the 100-meter sprint in the 100+ age category at an international event in Auckland on April 24, 2017. Michael Bradley /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Participants cheer a speaker during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Jan. 21. Sam Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared With 2016

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Every ad in the Seoul Metro's Apujeong station is for a plastic surgery clinic. In response to a growing number of complaints from riders, the Seoul Metro announced it will ban advertisements for cosmetic surgery at its stations. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In Seoul, A Plastic Surgery Capital, Residents Frown On Ads For Cosmetic Procedure

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Marie Curie holds her daughter, Irene, for a photo in 1904 with husband Pierre in the garden of the Sevres Office of Weights and Measures in Sevres, France. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cecile Richards attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Heidi Hartmann, the president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says women in retail lost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the last year, and men gained more than 100,000 jobs. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Analysis Shows Women Lost Jobs In Retail Last Year, Though Men Gained

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