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Facebook boss wants women to actSheryl Sandberg

Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.


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McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

The US Supreme Court Building in Washington DC on 31 March 2012Michigan university race ban upheld

The top US court rules 6-2 upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in university admissions in the US state of Michigan.

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