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Development & Education

How American fifth graders react when introduced to the concept of child marriages

The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Global Politics

For a young, undocumented immigrant, a new program lets her live in the US and even visit her deported family

Renata Teodoro was brought to the US as a toddler. Many years later, her family decided to return to their native Brazil after some of them faced deportation. But Renata stayed and now benefits from a program that protects some young immigrants from deportation. It even gave her the freedom to travel to Brazil to see her family again.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer/Global Hit

We're looking for the largest river in Tanzania in today's Geo Quiz. The answer is the Rufiji River. We'll stay in Tanzania for the Global Hit, but it's a group based far from the river. They're called the Pommern Village Choir, and they sing about their need for fresh water in their town.