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May 20, 2010

Campbell Brown To Leave CNN 5/18/10 NY Times: Compounding CNN’s ratings problems, the prime-time anchor Campbell Brown announced that she was leaving the cable news channel. Women's Groups Fighting Arizona's Immigration Law 5/20/10 RH Reality Check: Feminist leaders gathered to document the stories and experiences of women and their children, after passage of the harshest state immigration law in the country. Abortion Services To Be Advertised On UK Television For First Time 5/19/10 Guardian, UK: Planned screening provokes an enthusiastic welcome from advocates of women's sexual health, and outrage from anti-abortion groups. Nikki Finke In Talks For HBO Payday 5/18/10 Hollywood Reporter: HBO is negotiating an arrangement with Finke to bless "Tilda," its planned comedy about a Hollywood blogger very much like Finke. The Color We See But Don't Speak: How Race Impacts Our Kids 5/18/10 Huffington Post: A CNN commissioned revealed that white children show a high bias towards white skin, and black children show a less, but still significant bias toward white skin as well. Taylor Momsen Did Not Write This Headline 5/17/10 NY Times: Headlines were once written with readers in mind, now they are just there to get the search engines to notice. Rebecca Campbell Named President Of ABC Owned Stations 5/19/10 Broadcasting & Cable: WABC New York President Rebecca Campbell has been named president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. Rand Paul: All For Liberty And Freedom Unless You're Black, Female, Disabled, Or Gay 5/19/10 RH Reality Check: Rand Paul is finding that his politics of division and hatred don't transfer very well under the harsh glare of fact and sanity. Sarah Palin Is No Susan B. Anthony 5/18/10 Washington Post: Sarah Palin addressed the Susan B. Anthony List - the political action committee that calls itself the "nerve center of the pro-life movement" - claiming that her opposition to abortion rights was rooted in our "feminist foremothers." Parsing A Narrow Win By An Arkansas Senator 5/20/10 NY Times: Mrs. Lincoln has been forced into a runoff with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who now has momentum in his favor. Novartis Fined $250 Million In Sex Discrimination Suit 5/20/10 NY Times: The drug maker Novartis must pay $250 million in punitive damages for discriminating against thousands of female sales representatives over pay, promotion and pregnancy. Texas Poised To Whitewash History For Kids 5/20/10 Root: NAACP president hopes his testimony will sway board of education members on proposed changes to textbooks. In Defense Of Women's Colleges 5/19/10 Salon: It may be the age of coed universities, but single sex schools are far from obsolete. Poverty And The Pill 5/20/10 NY Times: The pill has yet to reach parts of Africa. New UN Climate Head Demands Ambition And Transparency 5/18/10 BBC: The new head of the UN's climate convention has called for ambition and transparency in UN climate talks. Why Women Were Shut Out Of Canada’s Science-Star Search 5/20/10 Globe & Mail: Nineteen top-notch researchers recruited in an international talent search and not a woman among them. Diane Abbott Joins Labour Leadership Race 5/20/10 Guardian, UK: Leftwing MP Diane Abbott becomes first woman to enter contest to succeed Gordon Brown. Palestinians Mark 'Nakba' With Tears And Questions 5/18/10 BBC: The Israeli narrative of 1948 says the Palestinians left of their own accord; the Arab narrative says they were forced out. Thai Authorities Ask Women, Children To Leave Protest Site 5/16/10 Voice of America: Women, children, the elderly and other unarmed protesters were forced to leave their encampment in Bangkok's main commercial district. Motherhood: Norway Tops List Of The Best Places To Be A Mother; Afghanistan Rates 5/18/10 NY Times: Norway is the best country in the world in which to be a new mother, followed by Australia. Disappointing Season For Broadway Women 5/16/10 NY Times: The frustration among Broadway artists over the lack of great opportunities and epic-size characters for women is anything but below the surface. Americans Seek First 2010 LPGA Win In Match-Play Event 5/19/10 AFP: Americans have gone winless in seven LPGA events this season and will have some work to do if they intend to end the skid at this week's 1.5 million-dollar Sybase Match Play Championship. 2 Officials Say They Face Retaliation For Addressing Sexual Misconduct 5/20/10 NY Times: Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, USA Swimming has faced at least four civil lawsuits involving the behavior of male coaches toward female swimmers.