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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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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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TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Here’s why these elections are important, and why voters are eager to head to the polls. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term,…

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The Kid Report: The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Tardigardes are tough enough to withstand about a thousand times the radiation that would kill a human. Unlocking their survival secrets is key if we hope to send people to Mars someday. You can read about tardigrades in “The Survivor,”…

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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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New Spending Rule

April 22, 2022

The White House issued a measure on April 18. It has to do with infrastructure, things like roads, bridges, water pipes, and high-speed Internet. Society needs these things in order to function smoothly. The measure requires new infrastructure projects to…

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8 Questions for Miguel Cardona

April 22, 2022

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2–6), TFK Kid Reporter Ethan Zhang spoke with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in Washington, D.C. 1. What role does a teacher play in a kid’s life? Teachers shape lives. Yes, they teach…

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Jackson Confirmed

April 15, 2022

On April 7, the United States Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was 53–47. All 50 Democrats backed Jackson, along with three Republicans. She will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who plans to retire this…

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World

War in Ukraine

March 4, 2022

On February 24, Russian forces launched an attack on Ukraine. The next day, Russian troops reached the edge of the country’s capital, Kyiv. The move came after weeks of Russian troop buildup along Ukraine’s borders. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Ukraine’s…

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State of the Union

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union address on March 1. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Biden said that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, would “pay a price” for invading Ukraine. Biden highlighted the…

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