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Cristiane's hat trick earned her opening weekend MVP honors. Photo: Naomi Baker/FIFA via Getty Images

Australia's poor defense cost them in a shocking 2-1 loss to Italy on Sunday, marking the first big upset of this year's Women's World Cup.

And this weekend's MVP was Brazil's Cristiane Rozeira, 34, who became the oldest player in Women's World Cup history to record a hat trick.

Weekend scoreboard:

  • Group A: France 4, South Korea 0 — Norway 3, Nigeria 0
  • Group B: Spain 3, South Africa 1 — Germany 1, China 0
  • Group C: Brazil 3, Jamaica 0 — Italy 2, Australia 1
  • Group D: England 2, Scotland 1

What's happening:

  • What is a handball? A controversial VAR ruling in England's 2-1 win over Scotland exposed the problem with soccer's handball rule: it's way too vague.
  • For the Gwinn: Germany's Giulia Gwinn scored the game-winneragainst China, whose upset bid fell short thanks to two blown opportunities.
  • Ticket snafu, take two: Last month, news broke that hundreds of fans who purchased group tickets wouldn't be able to sit together. And now, some tickets aren't even working. You had one job.

Today's games:

  • Group D: Argentina vs. Japan (12 p.m. ET, FS1)
  • Group A: Canada vs. Cameroon (3 p.m. ET, FS1)

Go deeper: What to watch for in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

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Justice Department drops insider trading inquiry against Sen. Richard Burr

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) walking through the Senate Subway in the U.S. Capitol in December 2020. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

The Department of Justice told Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Tuesday that it will not move forward with insider trading charges against him.

Why it matters: The decision, first reported by the New York Times, effectively ends the DOJ's investigation into the senator's stock sell-off that occurred after multiple lawmakers were briefed about the coronavirus' potential economic toll. Burr subsequently stepped down as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Netflix tops 200 million global subscribers

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Netflix said that it added another 8.5 million global subscribers last quarter, bringing its total number of paid subscribers globally to more than 200 million.

The big picture: Positive fourth-quarter results show Netflix's resiliency, despite increased competition and pandemic-related production headwinds.

Janet Yellen plays down debt, tax hike concerns in confirmation hearing

Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen at an event in December. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Janet Yellen, Biden's pick to lead the Treasury Department, pushed back against two key concerns from Republican senators at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday: the country's debt and the incoming administration's plans to eventually raise taxes.

Driving the news: Yellen — who's expected to win confirmation — said spending big now will prevent the U.S. from having to dig out of a deeper hole later. She also said the Biden administration's priority right now is coronavirus relief, not raising taxes.

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