Last Wednesday, Virginia became the 38th state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment. This approval raises the possibility that a rule protecting the rights of men and women equally will become part of US law.
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SpaceX, a company working to supply NASA with spacecraft, has successfully tested its emergency escape system. During the test, the part of the ship that holds people was safely carried away, while the main rocket exploded.
In today's news roundup, the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, Magnus Carlsen breaks the record for the longest unbeaten streak in chess history, and a Japanese billionaire looks for female partner for a trip to the moon.
In today's news roundup, avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have killed dozens in Pakistan's Kashmir, thousands of Thais joined a protest run against the government, and US Customs and Border Protection wants help controlling vultures.
Queen Elizabeth II has approved a surprising plan by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" from their positions as "senior royals" so the couple can be more independent.
In today's news roundup, a plane that crashed in Iran may have been shot down, Travelex's money exchange business has been hit by ransomware, and scientists put 3-D glasses on cuttlefish.
At around two in the morning on Wednesday, January 8, Iran launched 22 missiles at two US bases in Iraq. No US or Iraqi soldiers were hurt or killed.
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico began struggling to recover from a series of earthquakes that have hit the island recently. Governor Wanda Vázquez called a state of emergency on Tuesday after the island's strongest earthquake in over 100 years.
On Friday, an attack ordered by US President Donald Trump killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani. The killing greatly raises tensions between the US and Iran at a time when tensions are already very high.
In today's news roundup, a strike by French workers has become France's longest strike in 50 years, Germany cuts long-distance train travel prices, and drivers in Washington state find themselves covered in tumbleweeds.
In today's news roundup, China responds strongly to negative comments from soccer star Mesut Özil, a Christmas song hits number one 25 years after it was recorded, and the US stops trading with the imaginary country of Wakanda.