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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on July 11th, 2011

Graduation caps and gowns Bien StephensonIn today’s rundown: How some low-income students are graduating from college debt free.  Why black women are fighting for recognition in D.C.’s bike lanes.  The U.S. women’s soccer team makes an unexpected comeback.

– Colleges are replacing loans with no-pay grants for disadvantaged students, reports The Washington Post. That means some students at elite schools are graduating with no debt.

– Black women do bike, one cyclist tells The Washington Post. A vocal group of women cyclists is pushing for greater acceptance of more bike lanes in Southeast D.C.

– The U.S. women’s soccer team gave fans “thrills” and chills,” says ESPN.com, after a comeback over Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup.  The U.S. won 5-3 and advances to the semifinals where they’ll take on France on Wednesday.  Will you be watching the game on Wednesday?

Photo Credit: Bien Stephenson (via Creative Commons)


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