In today's news roundup, Muslim protests continue over comments made by members of India's ruling political party, the superstar K-pop group BTS announces that it is taking a break, and a beaver takes out the internet for hundreds of people.
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On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
Around the world, people are struggling to deal with dangerous heat waves. In many places, the temperatures are far above normal for this time of year, and governments are working hard to protect their people from the worst effects of the heat.
When she was just 9 years old, Hilde Lysiak became famous across the United States for reporting on difficult news stories. Now Hilde has written a book telling her own story, and sharing some of the challenges she faced.
Last Thursday night, a group from the US House of Representatives held a special hearing into the attack on the US Capitol, which took place on January 6, 2021. The hearing, which was the result of a nearly year-long investigation, was carried on live TV.
In today's news roundup, the US House of Representatives passes a bill meant to control guns, Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye, and a self-driving boat retraces the trip of the Mayflower - more or less.
Fourteen-year-old Harini Logan won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last Thursday, defeating 12-year-old Vikram Raju in a tie-breaker. It's the first time the contest has ever been decided by a tie-breaking round of spelling.
Last Wednesday, Admiral Linda Fagan took over as the leader of the United States Coast Guard, making her the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed forces. US President Joe Biden, who chose Admiral Fagan for the job, said, "It's about time."
In today's news roundup, Shanghai is finally released from its two-month lockdown, K-Pop group BTS visits the White House, and a visitor to Paris's Louvre museum attacks the Mona Lisa…with a piece of cake.
Experts say the world is heading toward a global food emergency. This could have a big effect on countries struggling to feed their people. Experts say there's enough food - the challenge is to get the food where it's needed at reasonable prices.
Scientists recently announced the world's tiniest remote-controlled robots. Small enough to sit on the side of a penny, the robots can be controlled by a laser. The scientists say one day robots like these may be able to work in areas too small for tools.