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China Blocks Activist's Trip to US for 'Women of Courage' Award

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recognized 14 women from around the globe with International Women of Courage awards Tuesday for their leadership in advocating for justice, human rights, democracy, gender equality and women’s empowerment. One of those honored, human rights activist Ni Yulan of China, was barred from traveling to Washington by her government. “This year we recognize a group of women who are demonstrating courage in three pivotal areas," Kerry said. "They...

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