Last Thursday night, a group from the US House of Representatives held a special hearing into the attack on the US Capitol, which took place on January 6, 2021. The hearing, which was the result of a nearly year-long investigation, was carried on live TV.
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News Roundup: Gun Bill, Turkey’s Türkiye, & AI Mayflower
In today's news roundup, the US House of Representatives passes a bill meant to control guns, Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye, and a self-driving boat retraces the trip of the Mayflower - more or less.
After several recent mass shootings, the United States is again turning to face the problem of gun violence. Americans are regularly shocked and saddened by mass shootings. But changing the country’s gun laws is incredibly difficult.
For almost 17 months, Ethiopia has been fighting a brutal war with rebels from Tigray, the country’s most northern state. Now, the two sides have called a truce to get food and other supplies to millions of people in Tigray, who need it badly.
Kazakhstan Calm, Uncertain After Protests, Crackdown
After a week of protests and a violent crackdown, Kazakhstan appears to have become calm. But the events of the last week have changed Kazakhstan's image as a stable country, and raised many questions about its future.
A Year Later, Terrible War in Ethiopia Grows Worse
Last November, Ethiopia's government attacked Tigray, the country’s most northern state. A year later, the fighting is more brutal than ever. Many people worry that the war will keep growing, leaving Ethiopia and nearby countries more dangerous and less stable.
News Roundup: Afghanistan Bombs, New Governor, & Tortoise Hunting
In today's news roundup, a terrorist group sets off bombs near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kathy Hochul takes over as New York state's first female governor, and scientists discover that plant-eating giant tortoises sometimes also hunt young birds.
News Roundup: South Africa Protests, Venice Ships, & Huge Goldfish
In today's news roundup, South Africa is shaken by violence and rioting after the jailing of an ex-president, Italy says huge cruise ships can no longer visit Venice, and a Minnesota town warns about massive goldfish in its lakes.
News Roundup: Haiti President, Bird Illness, & an Amazing Helicopter
In today's news roundup, Haiti's government is left in a shaky position after the country's president is killed, scientists study an unusual bird illness in the eastern United States, and NASA's Mars helicopter keeps on flying.
People in Colombia have been protesting against the government for nearly three weeks. The government's response has been violent, and dozens of people have died. There are no signs that the protests will end anytime soon.
After yet another mass shooting, the United States is struggling again with the problem of gun violence. Americans are regularly shocked and saddened by mass shootings, but changing the country's gun laws has proved nearly impossible.