Chloe Ricketts is only 15 years old, but she's already signed a professional contract with the Washington Spirit soccer team. That makes her the youngest player ever to sign with the National Women's Soccer League.
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News Roundup: Peru President, Iran Strike, & World Cup Update
In today's news roundup, Peru gets its first female president after its previous president is arrested, people in Iran continue their protests against the government with a nation-wide strike, and eight teams remain in the 2022 World Cup contest.
News Roundup: Mexico March, Female Referees, & French Baguettes
In today's news roundup, hundreds of thousands of people join a march in support of Mexico's president, the Men's World Cup has its first all-female team of referees, and the United Nations celebrates French baguettes by adding them to a special list.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins next Sunday in Qatar. Many people are excited for the contest, and its 29 days of soccer games with the world's top players. But this year's World Cup has also raised serious questions about Qatar and human rights.
News Roundup: Pfizer Prices, Women’s Champions, & a Dusty Selfie
In today's news roundup, Pfizer promises lower drug prices to 45 poorer countries, Lyon beats Barcelona to win their eighth Women's Champions League title, and NASA's Mars lander InSight takes one last selfie, covered in dust.
News Roundup: Sand Storms, Soccer Pay, & Sandwich Painting
In today's news roundup, Iraq is hit with dangerous sand and dust storms, US Soccer reaches an agreement to pay men and women equally, and a painting that was once traded for cheese sandwiches sells for roughly $270,000.
News Roundup: Convoy Protests, Soccer Victory, & a Chess Win
In today's news roundup, some truckers' protests have ended while others are just starting, the US women's national soccer team wins their court case over equal pay, and a 16-year-old chess whiz from India has beaten world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
Over the last month, Africa's best national soccer (football) teams have met in the continent's biggest tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations. On Sunday, Senegal won the contest for the first time, defeating Egypt 4-2 on penalties.
News Roundup: Big Fires, Soccer Shifts, & Punching a Mountain Lion
In today's news roundup, fire fighters struggle to bring the Caldor wildfire under control, a 20-story apartment tower in Milan burns, soccer stars Ronaldo Cristiano and Lionel Messi change football clubs, and a mom saves her son by punching a mountain lion.
News Roundup: Cuba Protests, Soccer Champs, & a Spelling Whiz
In today's news roundup, thousands protest against Cuba's government, Italy beats England to win the Euro 2020, Argentina beats Brazil to win the Copa America, and Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps Spelling Bee.
News Roundup: Farmers Protest, Diego Maradona, & Darwin Notebooks
In today's news roundup, police in India fight off farmers protesting over new laws, people around the world mourn soccer great Diego Maradona, and two valuable historic notebooks that belonged to Charles Darwin may have been stolen.