As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from Massachusetts who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. She previously worked as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.