The United States got new leaders yesterday as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in. Mr. Biden is planning a rapid change from many of the plans followed by Ex-President Donald Trump.
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As people around the world tune in to see President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sworn in on Wednesday, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman will be getting a huge amount of attention.
Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his part in encouraging the rioters who attacked the US Capitol last Wednesday. It's the first time a president has been impeached twice.
The world is still struggling to understand and respond to last Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by rioting supporters of US President Donald Trump. Many people are focused on holding Mr. Trump responsible for his part in the event.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol building violently yesterday as Congress met to count the votes of the Electoral College. The mob was encouraged to go to the Capitol by Mr. Trump.
Two runoff elections held in Georgia yesterday will decide which party controls the US Senate. If Republicans win just one of the seats, they'll remain in control of the Senate, allowing them to limit the plans of President-elect Joe Biden.
As humans take over more and more of the planet, animals who normally travel over large areas are struggling to survive. One way of helping these animals is to create bridges and tunnels to help them cross dangerous roads.
In today's news roundup, the US government and other governments and companies around the world struggle to understand the damage from a massive computer attack, and Sesame Street creates special Muppets to help Rohingya refugee children.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game, scientists report that kangaroos can communicate with humans, and an artist takes an eight-year photo with a beer can - by accident.
Today NFK looks at several strong storms around the world. Yesterday, Fiji was hit by Cyclone Yasa, a strong snowstorm in the US Northeast dumped heavy snow across a wide area, and massive snows in Japan left over 1,000 cars stuck on a highway.
The first people in the US and Canada have begun getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It's an important step in the long process of getting the virus under control in two countries where it's currently spreading rapidly.