In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.
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Uber and Lyft offer people quick rides with a tap on a cell phone. In a short time, these companies have made huge changes to the way the world gets around. But are they making things better?
In today's news roundup, Typhoon Lekima hits China, Chase Bank gives a gift to Canadian credit card customers, Germany thinks about raising taxes on meat, and a man in Spain learns not to throw refrigerators off of cliffs.
The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race is the longest running race in the world. It's a 3,100 mile (4,989 kilometer) race. It's also a very short race - the entire track goes around just one city block.
Americans are shocked and stunned following two shootings that have killed nearly 30 people in less than a day. The tragedies are sure to cause more discussion of the high cost of Americans' love for guns.
In today's news roundup, the Arctic is hit by huge wildfires, the US and Russia pull out of an important agreement, the woman who was the voice of Minnie Mouse dies, and the 1969 moon landing is remembered - in butter.
Greta Thunberg, who started a worldwide movement to encourage action on the climate crisis, has announced that she will arrive for an important climate meeting in New York by sailboat.
The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.