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Syrian Teen Who Swam at Rio Olympics Honored for Aiding Women, Girls' Rights

A Syrian teenager who saved fellow refugees from drowning and then swam for the refugee team at the Rio Olympics was among those honored at the inaugural Global Goals Awards in New York. Yusra Mardini, 18, who fled Syria with her sister in 2015, received the Girl Award at the ceremony on Tuesday night honoring champions for women's and girls' rights worldwide. Mardini, who had to swim for her life when her overloaded boat broke down in the Mediterranean on the way to Europe,...

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