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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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, the US Senate confirms the country's first African-American Air Force chief, the president of Burundi dies, and a historic game of chess takes place between players on the Earth and the International Space Station.
Protests over police violence against people of color have continued for nearly two weeks, following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. The protests are among the largest seen in the US since the 1960s.
In today's news roundup, a street just across from the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza", and Ex-Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to become the Democratic candidate for US president.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Hong Kong passes a law protecting China's national anthem, the last person to get a pension from the US Civil War dies, and a sudden landslide in Norway sweeps eight houses into the sea.
In today's news roundup, SpaceX and NASA launch the first human spaceflight from the US in almost 10 years, a man comes down after spending nearly a year on a tower, and a very unusual baby name gets changed - a little.
On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race for president of the United States. His exit means that Joe Biden is almost certain to be the Democrat who will face Donald Trump in November's election.
Cooped up, locked down, in your homes,
April is the month to celebrate poems.
A group of poets, called the AAP,
Reminds us to read and share poetry.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a striking effect on the presidential election in the United States, completely changing the way the election seemed to be heading, and leaving the future uncertain.