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President Trump Has COVID-19

October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early today that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Friday, a White House official said the president was experiencing “mild symptoms.” The president and First Lady…

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An Unruly Debate

September 30, 2020

The first debate of the 2020 presidential election took place on September 29. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, faced off in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate was held at Case Western Reserve University and…

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TFK Talks with Apple’s Tim Cook

September 29, 2020

On September 15, Tech giant Apple announced its new products at a special event broadcast online. Usually, events like this are held live, in person, and are packed with reporters. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company did things…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Victoria

September 29, 2020

Meet Victoria Hanson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Victoria is 10 years old and lives in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania. Gymnastics is Victoria’s favorite activity—she says she couldn’t live…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Jeremy

September 29, 2020

Meet Jeremy Liew, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Jeremy is 12 years old and lives in Riverside, Connecticut. He enjoys making movies and performing magic tricks. Finalists in the…

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Honoring Ruth

September 25, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, in Washington, D.C. She was 87. Ginsburg had served as a United States Supreme Court justice since 1993. As the second woman to sit on the nation’s top court, she fought fiercely…

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TFK Explains: The Supreme Court

September 25, 2020

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18. TFK explains the importance of the court, and looks at how the next justice will be chosen. What is the Supreme Court? The Supreme Court is the nation’s top court.…

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Historic Discovery

September 24, 2020

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 27 wooden coffins that are estimated to have been buried more than 2,500 years ago. They found the coffins inside a pair of wells in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground. Earlier this month, Egypt’s Ministry…

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Handwashing Helper

September 24, 2020

Handwashing is one of the easiest ways to protect against disease, including COVID-19. But how do you wash your hands when you don’t have running water? Lack of running water and soap is a problem for 3 billion people in…

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Can't Stop the Sponge

September 23, 2020

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run moved Mireille Soria to tears. “It was so beautiful and so wonderful and so rich,” she told TIME, describing what it was like to see the finished film for the first time. You…

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Reading Roundup

September 23, 2020

A magical quest, middle school drama, and a feathered serpent fill the pages of three new graphic novels. Find out more about these illustrated stories. Travel Partners Set off on a quest in the new graphic novel Lightfall: The Girl…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Donnell

September 21, 2020

Meet Donnell Meekins, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Donnell is 10 years old and lives in Carson, California. Donnell likes board games and playing the drums. As a TFK…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Sophia

September 21, 2020

Meet Sophia Hou, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Sophia is 11 years old and lives in Short Hills, New Jersey. She likes to grow vegetables in her garden, and…

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Honoring Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 87. She had served as a United States Supreme Court justice since 1993. Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation’s top…

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Race to a Vaccine

September 18, 2020

A volunteer sits in a doctor’s office in Binghamton, New York. She’s wearing a sundress, so there’s no need to roll up a sleeve. A researcher walks in and gives her a shot in the upper arm. “Well, that was…

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Antarctica Flight

September 18, 2020

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) has sent its first crew to Antarctica since May. About 100 operations and engineering staff members of the USAP arrived on the continent on September 14. Antarctica is the only continent free of the…

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Southern Storm

September 18, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain and winds topping 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move inland over Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved at a…

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In Memory

September 17, 2020

The Tribute in Light memorial shines as the sun rises over New York City on September 12. The lights are from Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center, to honor those who died 19 years ago in…

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