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Here’s a roundup of news affecting women.

Goldman Sachs promoted 70 employees to partner this week, something the firm does every two years. Ten of the 70, or fourteen percent, are women, representing the highest percentage of female partners promoted in at least six years, according to Bloomberg. The fact that such a small percent of the group are women is a sobering reminder of how far Wall Street needs to go to get to gender equity. In other news, Goldman Sachs this week asked a U.S. appeals court to send a pending gender discrimination suit to arbitration in an effort not to have it go forward as a class action suit.

The death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital is causing international outrage and concern over anti-abortion laws. According to reports, Halappanavar, died from blood poisoning during a miscarriage. She had been denied an abortion.

Luke Russert asked Rep. Nancy Pelosi if her continuing on as leader of the party was detrimental to the Democrats and prohibited younger members of the party from emerging as leaders. Pelosi’s response? “You always ask that question except to Mitch McConnell.”

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