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The 2010s (pronounced "twenty-tens" or "two thousand (and) tens") is the current decade in the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2010, and will end on December 31, 2019.

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"War on Women" is a political catchphrase in United States politics. It is used to describe Republican Party initiatives in federal and state legislatures that are seen as restricting women's rights, especially with regard to reproductive rights. Some sources have used the phrase to criticize conservative positions. Additional uses refer to legislative initiatives that are argued to negatively affect: access to reproductive health services, particularly birth control and abortion services; how violence against women is prosecuted; how rape is defined for purposes of public funding of abortion for rape victims; how workplace discrimination against women is treated; and litigation concerning equal pay for women. The term is often used when targeting policies that reduce or eliminate taxpayer funding for women's health organizations, like Planned Parenthood. Other issues revolve around public funding and mandatory employer insurance coverage of such areas as contraception and sterilization.

While the term is not new and has been used in other contexts, it became common in American political discourse after the 2010 congressional elections. Use accelerated rapidly in 2012 as both liberal and conservative news outlets began to discuss the term.

The phrase and the concept has been criticized by Republicans, including the Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who described it as a fiction created by Democrats and the media, like suggesting that Republicans had a "war on caterpillars".

The U.S. media renewed their focus on the concept during the 2012 United States election cycle following a series of inflammatory statements by right-wing political candidates.

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The Solar Impluse 2 (registration HB-SIB) is a solar-powered aircraft most notable for being the first solar plane to fly around the Earth on 26 July 2016.

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Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983 or 1984) — also romanised as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eun — is the supreme leader of North Korea, the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and also a presidium member of the Central Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. He was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral for his father on 28 December 2011. He is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Yong-hui. From late 2010, Kim Jong-un was viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the nation, and following his father's death, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. At Kim Jong-il's memorial service, North Korean Chairman of Congress Kim Yong-nam declared that "Respected Comrade Kim Jong-un is our party, military and country’s supreme leader who inherits great comrade Kim Jong-il’s ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit and courage". On 30 December 2011 the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea formally appointed Kim as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. On 11 April 2012, the 4th Party Conference elected him to the newly-created post of First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.

He was promoted to the rank of Marshal of the DPRK in the Korean People's Army on 18 July 2012, consolidating his position as the supreme commander of the armed forces. He obtained two degrees, one in physics at Kim Il-sung University and another at the Kim Il Sung Military Academy. At 28–29 years of age, he is the world's youngest head of state.



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Ingrid Saunders Jones, chair of the National Council of Negro Women and former senior vice president at The Coca-Cola Company, August 22, 2013, at a Black Women's Roundtable conference honoring the women of the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.

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