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Space

A Year in Space

March 6, 2024

Frank Rubio is an astronaut. On September 27, 2023, he broke a record. He completed the longest U.S. spaceflight. When he got back, he ate a salad. That’s the food he craved most while at the International Space Station. …

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Sports

Messi in Miami

February 8, 2024

Lionel Messi is a famous soccer player. He led Argentina to a World Cup win in 2022. He played in France for the 2022–2023 season. Then he shocked the world. In June 2023, he made an announcement. He joined Inter…

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Government

A Big Birthday

December 20, 2023

Every February, the country celebrates Presidents’ Day. Historical groups hold special events. Schools teach about the presidents. But the holiday wasn’t always celebrated like this. Presidents’ Day began with George Washington. He was the first president of the United…

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History

Lincoln's Leadership

December 20, 2023

The other president we honor on Presidents’ Day is Abraham Lincoln. His birthday was February 12, 1809. He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. His parents did not know how to read or write. But Lincoln would go…

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Sports

Coco's Big Win

October 12, 2023

Coco Gauff is a Grand Slam tennis champion. On September 9, she won the 2023 U.S. Open. Gauff is its youngest American winner since Serena Williams. She’s only 19 years old. Some doubted that Gauff could win. “That just put…

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Environment

Fires On Maui

September 8, 2023

On August 8, wildfires swept through Lahaina. The town is on the island of Maui. That is in Hawaii. Homes and businesses were destroyed. The fires may have been sparked by fallen power lines. The grass was dry because there…

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Big Bird

August 14, 2023

The world’s largest rubber duck floats near a wharf in Leonardtown, Maryland, on August 4. The balloon, named Mama Duck, is 61 feet tall and nearly 80 feet long. It has traveled all over the United States since 2014. Owner…

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Sports

The Slugger

April 20, 2023

Aaron Judge plays for the New York Yankees. He is baseball’s new home-run king. Judge hit a home run on October 4. That was his 62nd of the season. It broke a record for most home runs in a season.…

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Building Buzz

March 7, 2023

Ehrman Crest is a school in Pennsylvania. Its grand opening was in August. The school was on TIME magazine’s list of best inventions. It has an innovative design. Adults and students worked on it together. Designing Together Adults made decisions…

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Sports

Scoring King

March 7, 2023

On February 7, LeBron James broke a record: He became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. The record had been held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 39 years. James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He made the shot against the…

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