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

By Mariah Craven on August 30th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Remembering Nadine Winter…. Many uninsured Americans know little about new federal health benefits…. And what it takes for a stay-at-home mom of 11 to finish undergrad and go on to Harvard grad school.

— Nadine Winter, an original member of the first elected D.C. Council after the District gained home rule, has died after a bout of pneumonia, The Washington Post reports. In addition to serving on the City Council for 16 years, Winter was an advocate for affordable housing for low-income residents.  She was 87.

— Many uninsured Americans aren’t aware of the benefits they’ll be receiving under the new federal health care reform law, according to DCentric. About 11 percent of D.C. residents don’t have health insurance.

Jezebel.com has the story of a mother of 11 who is headed to grad school at Harvard University.  Allyson Reneau left undergrad in 1981 to start a family.  “After having 11 children, spending 20 years as a stay-at-home mom, then opening a successful gymnastics school, Reneau was finally able to return to school.”

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