Malala Wins EU Human-Rights Prize

    Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust, not pictured, introduces her to reporters at Harvard University Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass.  The Pakistani teenager, an advocate for education for girls, survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year on her way home from school.  (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi)

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    European lawmakers announced Thursday that they’ve given Europe’s top human-rights prize to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was catapulted to global fame after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The Sakharov Prize comes with $65,000 and was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. Malala beats out American whistleblower Edward Snowden and a group of imprisoned Belarussian dissidents for the honor. Malala is also in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced Friday.

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