A horrible crime led Mukhtara Mai to establish a women's welfare organization, a women's shelter, and three top schools in rural Pakistan. She faces death threats for her work.
Soaring above the rugged British Columbia landscape, young Austrian sensation Gregor Schlierenzauer will aim for gold. But absent will be women jumpers, who lost a legal battle to end Olympic ski jumping's 86-year history as a men's-only sport.
Canada's Supreme Court today ended the legal bid of more than a dozen women ski jumpers from around the world who were seeking to pry open the last Olympic door shut to women. They were hoping to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.
Groups opposed to the decision have until Thursday to appeal it.
Readers write about diversity on the Supreme Court, sexting, and gambling.
US Supreme Court will decide if Lower Slate should be disposal site for mine wastes.