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Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

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A dozen young women sit in a stuffy, gnat-filled room in a community center in Coatecas Altas, part of Mexico's Oaxaca state.

At first they're shy. But it doesn't take long for them to start talking about the pressures they face to marry at a young age.

"People will come up to me in the street and ask how old I am, and then they'll tell me I'm getting old," says Yolanda De la Cruz, 21.

Child marriage was banned in Mexico in 2014 and while rates of child marriage around the world have fallen in recent decades, the numbers in Mexico haven't moved much.

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Now, some big news for "Harry Potter" fans. The first book of the series, "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone," has been translated into its 80th language, and it comes out today. What's that language? Well, see if you can guess.

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Thirty-seven years ago, Robert Mugabe helped found a new independent country - Zimbabwe. It was a victory that came after a long struggle between black nationalists and white Rhodesians and years of British colonial rule.

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