In today's news roundup, an oil spill caused by a ship running aground has led Mauritius to declare an emergency, extreme monsoon rains leave much of Mumbai, India flooded, and astronauts return to Earth in NASA's first splashdown in 45 years.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…a designer creates a new shape for chocolate chips, a tourist breaks the toes of a 200-year-old statue, and Mickey Mouse signs tax checks in Rhode Island.
Scientists have woken up tiny life forms called microbes that are over 100 million years old. The microbes were found in samples pulled from deep under the sea floor beneath miles of ocean.
July has been a busy month in space and an especially busy month for missions to Mars. Here’s a look at the recent launches by NASA and China, as well as the story of two teenage girls from India who discovered an asteroid.
Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law in the United States. The law has had a strong effect, forcing changes in almost every area of American life. But there's still room for improvement.
People in Portland, Oregon have been protesting over police violence and Black rights for nearly two months. Recently, US President Donald Trump sent in US agents, raising tensions and fears in Portland and other cities.
Professional sports groups in the US are facing huge challenges as they try to restart. The US has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the world and is facing a sharp increase in new cases.
In today's news roundup, Representative John Lewis, a civil rights hero, dies, New Zealand's National Party gets a new leader just two months before the country's election, and Queen Elizabeth II knights 100-year-old fund-raiser Captain Tom.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…an artist replaces a missing statue with one of a Black Lives Matter protester, MLB plans to restart with fake fans and crowd sounds, and scientists block noise coming through an open window.
The American football team known as the Washington Redskins has announced that they are dropping the name 'Redskins', as well as the team logo. The change follows intense pressure and a growing awareness of racist ideas and images.
In today's news roundup, Ivory Coast's prime minister dies, leaving uncertainty over an upcoming election, US President Donald Trump keeps a friend out of jail, and a runner who seemed to be faster than Usain Bolt…wasn't.