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: 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.
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."
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: Afghan Women, Press Secretary, and a Passenger Pilot
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.
News Roundup: China Crash, School for Girls, & Tree of the Year
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.
New Leaders in the Czech Republic, Sweden, & Honduras
Several countries have gotten new leaders in the last week. Today, NFK looks at new leaders in the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Honduras.