She knows how to fight. As the first woman with a disability elected to Congress, Duckworth has made a career of overcoming obstacles. The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel served as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, where she was shot down in 2004, resulting in the loss of both of her legs and partial use of her right arm. But she’s still serving: As a senator for Illinois, Duckworth works to protect the rights of U.S. veterans and service members, as well as the disabled. Today she joins the ranks of past curators like Katie Couric and Paul Ryan to share her take on today’s must-know news.