News You Should Know

Your morning FYI.

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—The Women's World Cup final was the most-watched soccer game in U.S. TV history, with over 25 million viewers. And yet they're still paid 40 times less than the men. (Sports Illustrated)

—Now that the state senate has voted in favor of its removal, the Confederate flag could come down from South Carolina's capitol within days. (New York Times)

—Jerry Weintraub, the legendary Hollywood producer who was behind the Oceans movies, died at 77 years old. (Variety)

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—It's Shark Week, which is interesting/unfortunate timing considering the spate of recent attacks on the East Coast. (Discovery)

—According to the U.N., global poverty rates have dropped sharply. (New York Times)

—Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't consider herself a feminist—she's a "humanist." (Cosmopolitan)

—To the delight of your inner 4th grader, Hello Kitty is getting her own movie. (Deadline)

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Jessica Pels
Jessica Pels

As the editor of Cosmopolitan, Jess oversees the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously she served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where she tripled the readership, and she's held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 she launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life she was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. She lives in Manhattan with her scruffy dog George.