Zara Rutherford is flying around the world by herself in a small plane. When she finishes her trip, which will take over two months, she’ll become the youngest woman to fly all the way around the globe by herself. She's just 19 years old.
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News Roundup: Japanese Leader, Volcano Update, & 66-Yard Field Goal
In today's news roundup, Yumio Kishida is the new leader of Japan's ruling party and probably Japan's next prime minister, lava from the volcano on La Palma has reached the ocean, and Justin Tucker sets an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal.
News Roundup: Coronavirus Struggle, Fast Track, & SpongeBob?
In today's news roundup, the struggle continues as the world reaches 200 million coronavirus cases, Olympic athletes are breaking records on a high-tech track, and a scientist spots a real life SpongeBob look-alike deep under the sea.
News Roundup: Cuba Protests, Soccer Champs, & a Spelling Whiz
In today's news roundup, thousands protest against Cuba's government, Italy beats England to win the Euro 2020, Argentina beats Brazil to win the Copa America, and Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps Spelling Bee.
News Roundup: Carl Nassib, Panda Twins, & Bowie Painting
In today's news roundup, Carl Nassib becomes the NFL's first active player who is openly gay, a panda in a Japanese zoo gives birth to twins, and a David Bowie painting bought in a second-hand store for $4 sells for $89,000.
Last Saturday morning, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row alone across an ocean. It took the 21-year-old swimming teacher just over 70 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
For Real? Fuller Scores, Kangaroos Talk, & Beer Can Photos
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.
News Roundup: Brexit Deal?, Vaccine Approval, & Bad Bunny
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.
On Tuesday, Nepal and China announced a new height for the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. After years of disagreeing on the mountain's height, both sides have measured again - and discovered that it's taller than anyone thought.
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.
For Real? Name Change, AOC on Twitch, & a Fast Car
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a Canadian town called Asbestos decides to change its name, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws a crowd playing a video game, and the SSC Tuatara breaks speed records on a Nevada highway.