Last summer, the US faced huge nationwide protests over police violence against people of color. Now, nearly a year after the event that triggered those protests, similar problems continue to happen.
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In spite of great progress, women are still struggling to make sure they're safe and treated fairly. Violence against women is a huge problem. Many women are protesting, hoping to break the patterns that allow this violence to continue.
In today's news roundup, the EU plans a health document to simplify summer travel, a court in Japan says the government's same-sex marriage ban doesn't follow the constitution, and people in Taiwan are changing their names to "salmon" just to get free sushi.
When he ran for president, Joe Biden said his Cabinet would "look like America". If Mr. Biden's choices are confirmed by the Senate, his Cabinet will include more different kinds of people than any Cabinet in US history.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at important stories of people pushing for equality.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, 16-year-old Aava Murto took over for a day as prime minister of Finland. The move was part of an international effort called "Girls Takeover", designed to bring attention to the rights of girls.
In today's news roundup, protests break out across the US after no police are charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, US President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court, and Maya Gabeira sets a surfing record riding a monster wave.