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The U.S. women's national team celebrating their 2019 World Cup victory. Photo: Naomi Baker/FIFA via Getty Images

FIFA announced Thursday that Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

The state of play: The 2019 Women's World Cup, hosted by France, reached a global audience of over 1 billion viewers — and advertisers bought nearly $100 million in U.S. television commercials during the event, highlighting the growing power of the tournament. It also kicked off an ongoing equal pay fight for the U.S. women's national soccer team after their victory.

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Lyon wins fifth straight Women's Champions League title

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Lyon beat Wolfsburg, 3-1, in San Sebastian, Spain on Sunday to win the Women's Champions League for an unprecedented fifth time in a row.

Why it matters: Lyon is one of the most dominant teams in sports, winning the past 14 French league titles and averaging an absurd 4.6 goals per game against domestic opponents since 2015.

Kamala Harris resigns from Senate seat ahead of inauguration

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Photo: Mason Trinca/Getty Images

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris submitted her resignation from her seat in the U.S. Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn into her new role.

What's next: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to serve out the rest of Harris' term, which ends in 2022.

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Putin foe Navalny to be detained for 30 days after returning to Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been ordered to remain in pre-trial detention for 30 days, following his arrest upon returning to Russia on Sunday for the first time since a failed assassination attempt last year.

Why it matters: The detention of Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and the most prominent domestic critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has already set off a chorus of condemnations from leaders in Europe and the U.S.