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Momiji Nishiya of Team Japan celebrates during the Women's Street Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 26 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Japan's Momiji Nishiya, 13, won the inaugural Olympic skateboard competition for women, at the Tokyo Games on Monday.

Of note: She's one of the Olympics' youngest ever gold medalists — just months older than American diver Marjorie Gestring, who at 13 years 267 days set the record for the youngest winner at the 1936 Berlin Games.

  • The skateboarding women's street final saw silver go to another 13-year-old, Brazil's Rayssa Leal. Japanese 16-year-old Funa Nakayama won bronze.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include details of the Olympics' youngest gold medalist.

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Iceland elects Europe's first majority female parliament

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Iceland has elected its first female-majority parliament, with women holding 33 seats in the North Atlantic island nation's 63-seat parliament after all the votes were tallied Sunday, AP reports.

Why it matters: The outcome is a landmark for gender equality in the country — and Europe as a whole — and came despite a poor election outcome for left-leaning parties, where female candidates are more frequently frontrunners.

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FDA authorizes mix-and-match for COVID booster shots

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The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday gave its approval for Americans to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they initially received.

Why it matters: The recommendation from the FDA, which also authorized booster shots for people who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Wednesday, paves the way for an expansion of booster shots.

GOP congressman forfeits committee seats after indictment

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Wednesday stepped down from his committee assignments after being indicted for lying to federal investigators amid a probe into illegal campaign donations.

What they're saying: In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fortenberry said he is "grateful for the outpouring of support from my friends and colleagues as we work against the injustice confronting me."