In today's news roundup, a California company cuts electricity to avoid wildfires, women in Iran watch their first soccer game in 40 years, and the paintings of a famous chimpanzee artist will be sold in December.
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In today's news roundup, G7 leaders hold a tense meeting in France, a woman wins all the prizes in a 31-mile (50-kilometer) race, and a city in Germany offers a prize for proof it doesn't exist.
Last week, US President Donald Trump made racist comments about four female lawmakers. The four are women of color. Many people believe Mr. Trump is using race to improve his chances of being re-elected president.
On Friday, thousands of women across Switzerland went on strike for equality. In a country where strikes are rare, the women said they were protesting for money, time, and respect.
April 2 is Equal Pay Day in the United States this year. The day is meant to remind people that women are still not paid the same for doing the same work as men.
On March 29, two NASA astronauts will carry out the first all-female spacewalk in history. The astronauts' support crew in the control station on Earth will also be led by two women.
For years Katherine Johnson worked at NASA, doing math that saved lives. It took a long time for her work to get much attention. Now NASA has named two buildings for her.
On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of women joined together to create a "Women's Wall" - a human chain that stretched 385 miles (620 kilometers) in the Indian state of Kerala.
On Wednesday, the Seattle Storm won the 2018 WNBA championships. With strong play from Breanna Stewart and others, the team was able to beat the Washington Mystics 98-82.
When scientist Jessica Wade realized how little information there was about women scientists, she decided to help solve the problem. She's now created Wikipedia pages for over 300 female scientists.
A group of female soccer players has set two world records. In 2017, they played a soccer game at the highest height ever reported. Last week, they played a game at the lowest spot.