In today's news roundup, Russian voters approved changes that could allow Vladimir Putin to lead the country until 2036, Mississippi finally drops a flag that many consider racist, and a man in Turkey goes paragliding - on his couch.
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In 2019, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was wrongly arrested for stealing five watches from a store. Though he didn't do it, he was arrested after his face was "recognized" by a computer system. Now he's making a complaint against the Detroit police.
Scientists have discovered that massive amounts of microplastics are falling into remote areas in protected US national parks every year. The tiny bits of plastic are carried there by winds and rains.
In today's news roundup, a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert reaches all the way to the US, Pakistan reports that 30% of its pilots have fake licenses, and NASA renames its headquarters for Mary Jackson, its first black female engineer.
Students in Christiansburg, Virginia have an unusual option for getting books this summer - having them delivered by drone. The Montgomery County School District is teaming up with a company called Wing to deliver summer reading by drone.
People depend on the press to inform them about what's going on in the world. But around the world, the press is being attacked on many different levels. Today's article looks at two recent government attempts to control the press.
In today's news roundup, a historic US Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ people, the leader of Netflix gives $120 million to black colleges, and Beyoncé makes a surprise release of a new song.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
For the first time in over 135 years, the United States got more energy from renewable sources like solar, wind, and water energy, than it did from coal. That's a big change, and it may be the beginning of the end for coal.
A treasure hunt for a chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains has come to an end. The man who hid the chest says that the treasure, which is believed to be worth up to $2 million, has been found.
Protests over violence against people of color have continued around the world. The protests have focused attention on racism in a way that has rarely been seen, and are leading to real changes in laws and rules.