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She missed her prom 80 years ago. At 97, she finally went — and was crowned queen.

She attended with her great-grandson and her granddaughter

This University of Chicago librarian dethroned the record-shattering ‘Jeopardy’ champ

Emma Boettcher wrote her master’s thesis on the show’s clues

Serena Williams loses to Sofia Kenin in French Open upset, but her empowering message was served

Her custom-designed tennis outfit had the words ‘Champion,’ ‘Queen,’ ‘Mother’ and ‘Goddess’ printed in French

‘It’s never too late to do something you love’: At 78, this ballerina is still dancing

Six days a week, Suzelle Poole laces up her pointe shoes and teaches classical ballet

Born weighing about as much as ‘a large apple,’ Saybie is the world’s smallest surviving baby

She was born at a hospital in San Diego weighing only 8.6 ounces

‘I won’t wait’: MacKenzie Bezos pledges at least half her $36 billion fortune to charity

On Tuesday, Bezos announced she has signed on to the Giving Pledge

Amanda Eller survived 16 days in a Hawaiian forest after getting lost on a hike. These volunteers braved the elements to find her.

The volunteers search began when Maui fire rescue personnel ended the official search on May 12

‘Leaders are created’: Melinda Gates on what women around the world ask her, creating intimacy with others, and more

A Q&A with the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Will Harriet Tubman end up on the $20 bill? It’s unclear. One thing’s certain: She made men pay for underestimating her.

She escaped slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, then led hundreds of other people to freedom

‘Our mom is so determined and dedicated’: She went back to college when her sons insisted she join them

She and her three sons were attending Florida A&M together