This last weekend was a big one for sports. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. Earlier, the French Open produced an expected champion, Rafael Nadal, and a surprise one, Iga Swiatek.
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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.
In today's news roundup, Ivory Coast's prime minister dies, leaving uncertainty over an upcoming election, US President Donald Trump keeps a friend out of jail, and a runner who seemed to be faster than Usain Bolt…wasn't.
Among the more unusual news stories recently… some surprise pictures reveal good news about gorillas, new records are set at a hot dog eating contest, and a Japanese amusement park is asking people not to scream on the rollercoasters.
A surprising activity has become popular among cyclists in recent months. It's called "Everesting" - riding up and down a hill until you've ridden "up" enough to have reached the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
Students at Bullock Creek High School in Midland, Michigan found an unusual way to raise money for their robotics team - they used 27,434 rolls of toilet paper to build the world's largest toilet paper pyramid.
Nirmal "Nims" Purja has just set several world records after completing a mountain climbing challenge he set for himself: climbing the world's 14 highest mountains in less than seven months.
Saharan silver ants are the world's fastest ant. Scientists from the University of Ulm in Germany recently studied these amazing insects to learn how they're able to move so fast.
On Tuesday, 37-year-old American swimmer Sarah Thomas set a new record by swimming the English Channel four times. Ms. Thomas is the first person in the world ever to do this.