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Noted: During the Sept. 7 Republican debate, presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota did not mention that she is the only female in the race, or that she would be the first female U.S. president, reported The Huffington Post Sept. 8. Ed Rollins, the veteran campaign operative for Bachmann, has stepped down from running the day-to-day operations of her presidential campaign, The New York Times reported Sept. 6. Politico reported on Sept. 5 that Rollins' deputy, David Polyansky, would also be leaving the campaign. The National Health Service watchdog for England is considering giving all women the option to have a Caesarean delivery, BBC reported Sept. 6. The change has been suggested in a draft of a report to be published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence later this year. After a lengthy debate over gender equality, the Madison Board of Education officials decided to stand by their decision to issue a ${esc.dollar}225,000 grant to Madison Prep Academy for Young Men, reported The Badger Herald on Sept. 8. The school agreed to provide an equal opportunity for females. In response to a serial sexual assailant who remains at large in Brooklyn, N.Y., area residents wrote a petition to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez and Community Board 7 for free self-defense classes for women in the area, reported The Village Voice Sept. 8. The councilwoman's office announced that it will meet the petition's requests. Five women who were sexually abused a decade ago by a Montana Boy Scout leader are suing the Boy Scouts of America and the Scouts' Montana council, reported the Silicon Valley's Mercury News Sept. 7. Their suit claims that the offender was not properly overseen. The family of a Yale University student murdered by a co-worker in a campus research facility two years ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Sept. 6 against the university, the Hartford Court reported. The family of Annie Le is accusing Yale of failing to protect women and tolerating aggressive male behavior. Carol A. Bartz, Yahoo's chief executive, was fired Sept. 6, after a two-year tenure in which she tried to revitalize the online media company, the New York Times reported Sept. 6. Her sacking has raised questions on sexism, Forbes said Sept. 7. Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' book, with husband Mark Kelly, is set to be released Nov. 15, announced publisher Scribner Sept. 7. The book, entitled "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," will be an account of their lives together, including the Jan. 8 near-fatal shooting, Politico reported Sept. 7. More seniors, especially women, are living by themselves into their later years, a Sept. 6 AP analysis of U.S. demographic data finds. And planners and developers are figuring out how to accommodate the extra long-term demand for housing. Women who use common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen early in pregnancy may have an increased risk of miscarriage, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Sept. 6 suggested. A study indicates there is no link between menopause and an increased risk of death from heart disease, challenging a long-held medical belief that the rate of cardiovascular death in women spikes after menopause, U.S. News and World Report reported Sept. 6.

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