In the Know: April 17, 2015

“Very few persons deny the justice of the principle that equal work should command equal pay without regard to the sex of the laborer. But it is one thing to acknowledge the right of a principle and quite another to practice it.” In February, 1869, a letter to the editor of the New York Times questioned why female government employees were not paid the same as male ones. #ask4more

Nation
It’s finally official: Hillary is running in 2016.

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating the online publication of home addresses of senior officials and former officials of the Department of Homeland Security.

World
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended his decision to sell a long-range air-defense missile system to Iran.

The Pope acknowledged the Armenian genocide, calling it, “the first genocide of the 20th century.”

After more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board, officials say they’ll double the already huge search area in the southern Indian Ocean.

Politics
Tensions are building between Senate Republicans and the White House over the nomination of Loretta Lynch.

The Senate and White House reached a compromise on legislation that would give Congress an up or down vote on a final deal with Iran.

Business
The E.U. filed formal antitrust charges against Google on Wednesday, accusing the search engine of playing favorites.

Health
Kind bar fan? Be careful—FDA says they aren’t healthy enough to be labeled as such.

Researchers have been making tremendous progress in their efforts to understand the causes of autism.

Science
Does technology make people happier?

Women’s Affairs
When one woman discovers the wage gap.

Meet the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire and why she’s busy revolutionizing health care.

Women in the world, and our quest for equality. (We’ve got some work to do in the U.S.)

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