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EU countries are preparing to vote in the European elections starting this Thursday. Are you casting your vote? Let us know where you'll be voting.
@ilhanmn and @rashidatlaib made history in November when they became the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. They've now helped make history again by co-hosting the first ever congressional Iftar. This marks a rare opportunity for the handful of Muslim members in Congress to open up about their faith and break fast in the holy month of Ramadan at a time when they are routinely vilified on the right. Follow @guardian_us for more stories like this.
Nan Winton was the first woman to read the news on BBC television. BBC executives described the decision to hire her in 1960 as an "experiment." She was removed from the role after she had read only seven bulletins, when audience research found that viewers thought a woman reading the late news was “not acceptable”. Winton said she had faced prejudice and discrimination. “There were times when I was doing the announcing when I wanted to shout aloud ... ‘Hath not woman eyes, ears, sense?’” She continued her career as a news reporter at ITV and was the only woman to have read the BBC’s televised national news until Angela Rippon joined the Nine O’Clock News in 1975.
After eight seasons, the game is over. Was the ending beautifully moving, or deeply odd? Our readers shared their thoughts about the finale. What did you think?
Vulnerability is often portrayed as a weak or negative quality, but US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues we should embrace it. It's a big theme in Knock Down the House, a Netflix documentary about four women (including @ocasio2018) who challenged established politicians in the 2018 race for Congress. Have you seen the film yet? What was it like seeing a more vulnerable side of politics?
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has become the country's first openly gay athlete. The runner, who won two silver medals in the 2018 Asian Games, said she found the courage to come out after India scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex last year. Chand has been praised for speaking out at a time when same-sex relationships still remain taboo. She says she has "always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love. There is no greater emotion than love and it should not be denied." Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
Germany's squad announcement video for the Women's World Cup has been praised for its strong message of female empowerment and its push for equality. The video features the squad and their manager, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, talking about the abuse they have faced in the women's game. Germany are looking to win their third World Cup this summer. Via @guardian_sport
We're updating our style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. For example, instead of saying “climate change”, our preferred terms will be “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown”. We'll also favour saying “global heating” over “global warming”. Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner explains the decision is about “being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue. The phrase ‘climate change’, for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity.” Follow the link in bio for more details about this change and let us know what you think in the comments.
Today we're releasing a guide to sex at every stage of life to help you navigate a subject that's still relatively mysterious and confusing. You can pick up a copy in Saturday's newspaper or follow the link in bio (we'll be publishing articles over the next few days so keep checking back).