Last summer, the US faced huge nationwide protests over police violence against people of color. Now, nearly a year after the event that triggered those protests, similar problems continue to happen.
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In spite of great progress, women are still struggling to make sure they're safe and treated fairly. Violence against women is a huge problem. Many women are protesting, hoping to break the patterns that allow this violence to continue.
The second impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump ended with him being found "not guilty". Though 57 senators agreed that Mr. Trump was guilty, and only 43 voted not guilty, at least 67 votes were needed to convict him.
Yesterday, the US Senate began the impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump for his part in encouraging the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building on January 6. Yesterday's meeting led to a vote allowing the trial to go ahead.
The world is still struggling to understand and respond to last Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by rioting supporters of US President Donald Trump. Many people are focused on holding Mr. Trump responsible for his part in the event.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol building violently yesterday as Congress met to count the votes of the Electoral College. The mob was encouraged to go to the Capitol by Mr. Trump.
Protests over violence against people of color have continued around the world. The protests have focused attention on racism in a way that has rarely been seen, and are leading to real changes in laws and rules.
On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country was making assault weapons against the law. The new ban on guns designed to kill many people quickly comes just weeks after Canada's worst shooting ever.
On Friday, an attack ordered by US President Donald Trump killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani. The killing greatly raises tensions between the US and Iran at a time when tensions are already very high.
After clearing it with US President Donald Trump last week, Turkey attacked an army that worked with the US for years in Syria. Turkey's attack could have serious long-term effects on peace and safety in the world.
Yesterday marked 70 years since the Chinese Communist Party took control of China. The day was celebrated with parades in China, but brought serious violence in Hong Kong, as protesters met heavily armed police.