Last Wednesday, Admiral Linda Fagan took over as the leader of the United States Coast Guard, making her the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed forces. US President Joe Biden, who chose Admiral Fagan for the job, said, "It's about time."
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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.
In today's news roundup, the Taliban tells women in Afghanistan to cover themselves from head to toe, Karine Jean-Pierre becomes the White House's first Black press secretary, and a passenger safely lands a plane after the pilot becomes ill.
Last Wednesday, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history as she blasted off on a SpaceX rocket. Dr. Watkins is now the first Black woman to serve on a long-term mission to the International Space Station.
In today's news roundup, China suffers its worst airplane crash since 2010, the Taliban breaks its promise to allow girls in Afghanistan to go to high school, and Russia's war on Ukraine affects even the European Tree of the Year award.
Ash Barty, the world's #1 women's tennis player, shocked the sports world on Wednesday by announcing that she was retiring from tennis. Barty, who's just 25, says that it's time for her to "chase other dreams and to put the racquets down."
The United States Mint began sending out a special new quarter honoring author Maya Angelou on Monday, making Ms. Angelou the first Black woman to appear on a US coin. The coin is part of a series of quarters honoring important women in US history.
Several countries have gotten new leaders in the last week. Today, NFK looks at new leaders in the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Honduras.
Yesterday, Magdalena Andersson became Sweden's first female prime minister ever. But only a few hours later, she resigned after an important party in her coalition government pulled out. Sweden is now searching for a new prime minister once more.