Posts by Katie Couric

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: From Brooklyn to U.S. Supreme Court Justice

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric22 hrs ago

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a legal pioneer, trailblazed her way during the 1950s and 1960s,  a time when women were just beginning to make their mark in male dominated professions. An advocate for gender equality, Ginsburg not only fought for women’s rights but also set an example. Watch here to learn how Ginsburg went from not being able to get a job at law firms to becoming the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

      Watch Katie Couric’s complete, exclusive interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg here.

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  • Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric8 days ago

    By Olivier Knox

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Yahoo News on Tuesday that the world must band together 100 days after the mass abduction of Nigeria schoolgirls to send the message that “we will not forget” the more than 200 children still in the clutches of extremists.

    Brown, now a United Nations special envoy for global education, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that he hoped the recent arrival of helicopters, night-vision equipment and other gear to aid in the search for the girls would yield a breakthrough.

    “I hope that in the next few weeks we can see more positive results than we’ve seen in the last hundred days,” Brown said. “This is every parent’s nightmare.”

    The kidnapping, carried out by the Boko Haram group, drew global condemnation, notably through widespread use of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter. The White House criticized the government of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for its sluggish response to the crisis and initial reluctance to accept U.S. help.

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