In today's news roundup, it's unlikely that the UK and the EU will reach a Brexit deal in time, the US and Canada give emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine, and Bad Bunny has the first US #1 album with all the words in Spanish.
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Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
Last Thursday, Time magazine announced that 15-year-old scientist Gitanjali Rao was its Kid of the Year for 2020. Gitanjali was chosen from over 5,000 young leaders for her scientific work and for inspiring others to also create change.
In today's news roundup, Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe returns asteroid samples to Earth, China's Chang'e-5 moon mission is on its way back with lunar samples, and a series of metal monoliths have appeared and disappeared around the world.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the father of Japan's Princess Mako approves her wedding, but problems remain, South Korea passes a "BTS Law" just in time, and US President-elect Biden breaks his foot while playing with his dog.
On Saturday, Vanderbilt University senior Sarah Fuller made history by becoming the first female to play in a Power 5 college football game. The special event was celebrated widely - even by supporters of the opposing team.
A strange metal column has been found in the middle of the desert in Utah. The column was spotted by state workers who were tracking sheep. So far, there's no explanation for how the column got there.
A group of second-year college students have discovered hidden writing on a page from a book from the 1500s. The students found the hidden writing using a special camera system they built.
On Monday, US President Donald Trump's government finally made the first official steps toward accepting President-elect Joe Biden as the next US president. The move will provide resources like money and information to make the change of presidents smoother.
In today's news roundup, Central America struggles to recover from two strong late-season hurricanes, violence rocks Uganda following the arrest of a candidate for president, and the famous Arecibo Observatory will be shut down because of damage.
Last Friday, the Miami Marlins baseball team hired Kim Ng as the team's general manager. She's the first woman chosen as a general manager in Major League Baseball, or any of the major men's pro sports leagues in the US.