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At U.N., Hillary Clinton urges equality for women and girls

Clinton speaks out on women's day

Speaking at the United Nations, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is "the great unfinished business of the 21st century." The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women's Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing that "human rights are women's rights — and women's rights are human rights." She said important progress has been made, citing the increasing number of girls in school and women in elected office, and the repeal of many discriminatory laws.

yellowstone ends winter bison cull

Yellowstone National Park ended shipments of wild bison to slaughter for the winter on Friday after almost 600 were removed to shrink the number of animals that cross into Montana during their annual winter migration. Park officials said 258 bison were shipped out for slaughter by contract haulers and American Indian tribes that agreed to take the animals for their meat. Hunters killed at least 264 bison, and 60 were captured and placed in an animal contraception experiment. The removals were part of an ongoing effort to cut Yellowstone's herds to about 3,000 under an agreement with Montana officials. About 4,600 were counted last summer.

ted turner ill in buenos aires

American media mogul Ted Turner was hospitalized Friday for an undisclosed ailment in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Turner Enterprises spokesman Phillip Evans in Atlanta said the CNN founder was hospitalized in South America and that "no further details will be provided." CNN's news desk, however, tweeted that Turner was "under observation" at a hospital in Buenos Aires. The 75-year-old billionaire was first treated earlier Friday at the San Carlos Sanatorium in Bariloche, near his ranch in Argentina's Patagonia region. Turner owns three ranches in Argentina and 14 ranches in the United States.

Associated Press



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