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  • Honoring Malala's Vision

    By Alyse Nelson, CEO of Vital Voices

    Today Malala Yousafzai sent a bold message to the world: I want every girl to be educated.

    When the world heard what happened to Malala, we came together in solidarity and compassion. This was not a random act. This was a targeted attack on a girl who was speaking in her own voice and on behalf of so many for a basic human right-the right to go to school, to learn, to pursue the future she saw for herself. We knew we needed to do something to support Malala. At Vital Voices, we invest in women who are improving our world, and that's just what Malala does through her courageous advocacy.

    At 15, Malala is a leader. She reminds us that leadership is not about title, position, or age. It's about the actions that you take and the decisions that you make on a daily basis. It's about values that endure, uncompromised. It's about conviction and sacrifice.

    Long before her attempted assassination

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  • It wasn't flashy or filled with special effects, but Dodge Ram's Super Bowl commercial that featured the late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey's tribute to U.S. farmers might have won the hearts and minds of viewers Sunday night.

    The two-minute spot featured a series of stark photos of farmers at work. Along with a montage of still images, Harvey's distinctive voice delivers the narration: his "So God Made a Farmer" speech, which he gave in 1978 at the National Future Farmers of America Convention. He died in 2009 at age 90.

    Ram commissioned 10 noted photographers, including National Geographic icon William Albert Allard and renowned documentary photographer Kurt Markus, to document U.S. farm life for the truck commercial.

    "For the past two years, we have used the largest television viewing audience to highlight the pride, the resilience and the determination that form an integral part of the American character," Sergio Marchionne,

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  • Super Bowl XLVII: Top 6 Things to Know

    Super Bowl 47 is in the books, and it proved to be just as intense, and way stranger, than advertised. Here are the top six things to know about last night's game.

    Ravens Win Second Championship The Baltimore Ravens won their second Lombardi trophy. They've made it to the playoffs each of the past five years, and emerged at the top of the heap this year for the first time since the 2000 season. Despite nearly blowing a seemingly insurmountable lead, they were able to hold on for a 34-31 victory. The team is now 2/2 in Super Bowl appearances, and the only team to never lose in multiple Super Bowl appearances.

    RELATED: Ravens Defeat 49ers in Historic, Unusual Super Bowl

    John Emerges Victorious from the Battle of the Harbaughs In the battle of the Harbaughs, older brother John Harbaugh beat his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh. In a post-game interview, John said when he and his brother met for the tradition

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