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Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint will become the first woman and first LGBTQ person to represent the state in Congress after winning the election for Vermont's one House seat. Wilson Ring/AP hide caption

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Laphonza Butler (shown here in 2018) is the first woman of color to lead Emily's List. Most recently, she worked at AirBnb and on Kamala Harris' presidential campaign. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS hide caption

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Megan Smith is the new U.S. chief technology officer. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

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A Mexican attempt to curb bribery among traffic cops turns on the belief that women are less likely to take illicit payments from drivers. A new study suggests that this approach can work, under the right circumstances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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