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Pictures of 2016

December 30, 2016

The year in pictures So much can happen in a year. In 2016, we saw moments of joy, hope, and sadness. Athletes thrilled us. An American astronaut came back to Earth. Voters picked the next president of the United States.…

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United States

The Next President

December 9, 2016

President-elect, Donald Trump. November 9, 2016 It was a major upset. Voters elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. By 2:00 a.m. on November 9, it was clear that Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton. Trump, 70,…

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The View

No More Snow Days

December 2, 2016

At some schools, not even storms get in the way of learning. In many parts of the country, schools close when there is heavy snow. “I usually play in the snow,” Caitlyn Snavely told TFK. But Caitlyn, 12, now has…

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Science

A Home for Elephants

November 25, 2016

A program in Africa saves baby elephants. The animals are cared for until they can live on their own. Thousands of adult African elephants are killed each year. Hunters want their tusks. The tusks are used to make jewelry and…

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Technology

Get Active for Good

November 18, 2016

Get active! It can help other kids. Learn how. Get active and save lives. That is the idea behind the UNICEF Kid Power program. How does the program work? Children earn Kid Power points by being active. Points are exchanged…

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Animals

Return of the Grizzlies

October 28, 2016

Do grizzly bears still need special protection? Grizzly bears have nearly disappeared from most of the United States. But they are making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 1975, fewer than 140 grizzlies lived there. Now there…

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Arts

Past and Present

October 21, 2016

Kids learn about American Indian life at a school in Minnesota. Rayna Goggleye-Paulson is in third grade. Rayna has classes in reading, writing, and math. But she also learns about American Indian drumming and dancing. She studies the Ojibwe (o-jib-way)…

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Un campamento solidario

October 14, 2016

El fin de semana del Día de los Veteranos, niños de familias militares disfrutan el aire libre. La mayoría de los niños que va de campamento lo hace durante el verano. Pero Charles Devine va en el otoño. El año…

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Health

Learning to Love Ugly Veggies

October 7, 2016

Tons of fruits and vegetables go into the trash each year. People are working to stop that from happening. Go to the store. Take a look at the fruits and vegetables sold there. Most are perfectly shaped. But not all…

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World

Gold Rush

September 23, 2016

History was made at the 2016 Summer Games. Read about the athletes. On August 21, the 2016 Summer Olympics came to a close. The United States won big. American athletes earned 121 medals. That includes 46 gold medals. U.S. swimmer…

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Elegir a un presidente

September 16, 2016

En noviembre, estadounidenses votaran por presidente de los Estados Unidos. Lee acerca de los candidatos. Barack Obama es el presidente de Estados Unidos. Pero en 2017, el país tendrá un nuevo presidente. ¿Quién será? Los votantes harán su elección el…

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