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Malala Yousafzai

Jul 14, 2014 — Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.
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Nov 11, 2013 — Also: Malala Yousafzai's book is banned in Pakistan's private schools; Jonathan Franzen on Harriet the Spy; the best books coming out this week.
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Oct 12, 2013 — It seems odd to say that someone "lost" the Nobel Peace Prize. But that's what some folks were saying this week about Malala Yousafzai, who was favored to win the award this week.
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Oct 10, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon since the Taliban shot her last year in an attempt to silence her advocacy for girls' education in Pakistan. Now the 16-year-old is a favorite for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.
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Oct 7, 2013 — In her first in-depth interviews since the Taliban shot her a year ago, Malala expressed no rancor. Instead, she recommitted to fighting for the education of girls.
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Mar 28, 2013 — Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.
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Mar 19, 2013 — Malala described her return to school as her "happiest moment." After her shooting, Malala became a global hero and was nominated for the the Nobel Peace prize.
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Feb 4, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last October because she had been speaking out about its attempts to block Pakistani girls from going to school. Now the teenager is in England, where she continues to recover from her injuries. Her "Malala Fund" aims to help girls get educated.
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Jan 4, 2013 — Three months after being shot in the head because she had been speaking out against efforts to bar girls from going to school, the Pakistani girl is well enough to leave the U.K. hospital where she's been treated. She still faces more surgery, however.
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Jan 2, 2013 — The Pakistani teenager was shot by a Taliban gunman because she criticized efforts to stop her and other girls from going to school. Taken to the U.K. for treatment, she'll stay there now that her father has been given a diplomatic job.
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