"The women read the newspaper."
Translation:De vrouwen lezen de krant.
Have a look at the conjugation of lezen: http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.php?D1=24&T1=lezen
And have a look at this topic about the Dutch present tense: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3762671
In short lees is only used in combination with ik, or when the verb precedes the subject je/jij. Lezen is plural and used with we/wij/jullie/ze/zij