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Iran’s only female Olympic medalist to compete under white flag in Tokyo

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Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bron...

Three female journalists killed by gunmen in Afghanistan in latest wave of violence

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Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centers. Zal...

NYC education chancellor steps down, to be replaced by first Black female chancellor

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Richard Carranza, chancellor of New York City's public schools system, will step down in March, he announced at a news conference Friday. Carranza will be succeeded by Meisha Ross Porter, a former teacher and school...

She’s 21 and just became the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean

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Briton Jasmine Harrison, 21, has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) journey from Spain to Antigua, according to organizer Atlantic Campai...

Indian court rules in favor of female journalist sued for defamation over sexual harassment allegations

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An Indian court has ruled in favor of a female journalist who was sued for defamation after accusing a former minister of sexual harassment, in one of the country's earliest and most prominent #MeToo cases. The jour...

NASCAR’s first Arab American female driver to make her debut at Daytona International Speedway

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Toni Breidinger says that when she sat behind the wheel of a go-kart at age 9, she knew she would become a race car driver. Twelve years later, Breidinger has become the first Arab American female driver to particip...

An Indiana teen is one of the first Black female Eagle Scouts

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Kendall Jackson went on her first Boy Scout camping trip with...

Male polar bear kills female bear during breeding attempt at Detroit Zoo

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A female polar bear was killed by a male bear during an attempt at breeding at the Detroit Zoo on Monday, according to a news release. Female Anana, who was 20 years old, and male Nuka, 16, had lived together withou...

Female Nazi concentration camp secretary charged with complicity in 10,000 murders in Germany

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Berlin A former secretary from the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp has been charged with complicity in the murders of 10,000 people, German prosecutors said Friday, in what is a rare case involving an alleged female...

New York Mets fire general manager Jared Porter after reportedly sending explicit pictures to female reporter

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The New York Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter after he reportedly sent explicit pictures to a female reporter in 2016. ESPN reported that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts and photos "culminating ...

Female jockey makes history in famous Boxing Day steeplechase

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Bryony Frost made horse racing history as she became the first woman jockey to win the prestigious King George VI Chase with a "dream" Boxing Day success on 20-1 outsider Frodon. The 25-year-old Frost led from start...

Air Force graduates its largest class of female test pilots and engineers in history

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They soar into the desert skies, piloting some of the most sophisticated aircraft the world has ever seen. They have an innate understanding of high-performance aircraft and are always pushing the boundaries on perf...

Female journalist killed by gunmen in Afghanistan

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Gunmen shot and killed a female television journalist, who was also a women's rights activist, in Afghanistan on Thursday, an incident that underscores an increasing trend of violence against journalists in the coun...

The Naval Academy named its first Black female brigade commander

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A Black woman will lead the US Naval Academy's student body for the first time in its history. Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a mechanical engineering major from Lake Forest, Illinois, has been named brigade co...

Female mongooses start fights and then sneak off to mate with the enemy

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Female mongooses looking to mate with a male from a rival gang have developed a crafty method to cheat on their partners -- by starting fights, and using the violence as cover. Banded mongooses -- so called because ...

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern appoints country’s first Indigenous female foreign minister

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New Zealand appointed its first Indigenous female foreign minister Monday to represent what's shaping up to be one of the most diverse parliaments in the world. Nanaia Mahuta, who is Māori, the Indigenous people of ...

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