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Pickleball Craze

January 12, 2023

This past fall, Ed Pluskota introduced pickleball to his gym class at North Fayette Elementary School, in Georgia. The kids had never heard of it. “Is it tennis?” they asked, “or is it ping-pong?” Pluskota had to sell them on…

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Government

A New Congress

January 6, 2023

The 118th United States Congress opened on January 3. Eighty-two new lawmakers were scheduled to be sworn in: 75 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate. These were the winners in November’s midterm elections. This year, the…

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Fair Play

December 15, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Sam Rapoport has a mission. It’s connecting women and girls to…

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Sports

Ready, Set, Race!

November 10, 2022

Runners jam the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, where the TCS New York City Marathon begins. The race was on November 6. Some 50,000 athletes took part.

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Weather

A Hard Recovery

November 10, 2022

When Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2004, it demolished Monty’s restaurant. Owner Diane Caputo needed more than three years to get her original location open again. When Hurricane Ian made landfall, this past September, the restaurant fared much…

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Government

Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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Business

Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture says the butter supply is lower than usual: It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. And the costs of cow feed and labor have gone up. But…

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Government

8 Questions for Elizabeth Clay Roy

October 19, 2022

Elizabeth Clay Roy is the CEO of Generation Citizen, a nonprofit group that tries to get students involved in the democratic process. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mina Fedor. 1. What’s the mission of Generation Citizen? Generation Citizen is…

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Places

Liberty Rising

October 13, 2022

A full moon appears behind the Statue of Liberty, in New York City, on October 9. Two days later, the statue’s crown reopened. It had been closed since March 20…

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Weather

After the Hurricane

October 7, 2022

Rescue missions continue in Florida after one of the strongest storms ever to hit the United States. Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida on September 28 as a Category 4 storm. For days afterward, water levels kept rising, as flooding prevented…

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