The US House of Representatives hasn't had an official leader since Speaker Kevin McCarthy was forced out three weeks ago. Without a leader, the House cannot run. But Republicans are so divided that so far, it has been impossible for them to agree on a leader.
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Elections last weekend in Ecuador and Poland are leading to changes in leadership in both countries. In Ecuador, Daniel Noboa was elected president. In Poland, opposition parties seem to have a better path to creating a coalition government than the ruling party.
On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people protested in Poland against the country's right-wing government. The protest was the largest in Poland since the protests that led the country to become a democracy in 1989.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has suggested new rules for limiting the amount of pollution that power plants running on coal and gas can release. The new rules would almost completely end carbon dioxide emissions from these power plants by 2035.
Strong protests have rocked France, Israel, and Mexico in recent weeks. In each country, the protests have different causes, but all of the protests have been triggered by unpopular government plans.
Rishi Sunak will be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. He replaces Prime Minister Liz Truss, who's resigning. Mr. Sunak was the only person left in the race after the other candidates dropped out. He'll be the first person of color to lead the UK.
On Monday, Britain's Conservative Party announced that its members had elected Liz Truss as the party's new leader. That means Ms. Truss will become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. She'll replace Boris Johnson, who stepped down in July.
In today's news roundup, fighting breaks out in Ethiopia after a five-month cease-fire, US President Biden says people won't have to pay back up to $10,000 of the money they borrowed for college, and a US Army drone flies for 64 days without landing.
Last Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed into law the biggest step the US has ever taken to fight climate change. The law provides hundreds of billions of dollars to help the US cut pollution and create more clean energy.
On Friday, United States President Joe Biden chose Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next new justice on the US Supreme Court. If Judge Jackson is approved by the Senate, she will become the first Black woman to serve as a US Supreme Court justice.
United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has announced that he is stepping down. That gives President Joe Biden an opportunity to choose someone to replace him. Mr. Biden says he's planning to choose a Black woman for the position.