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Biden Wins

November 9, 2020

Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election. He is a former vice president of the United States. He will become the 46th U.S. president. Election Day was November 3. Four days later, the Associated Press made an announcement. Joe…

Culture

A Big Election

November 4, 2020

People voted for president on November 3. They also voted for members of Congress. There are two main candidates running for president. They are President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. So far, there is no winner in…

People

Remembering Ruth

October 15, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Supreme Court justice. She died on September 18, in Washington, D.C. She was 87. Ginsburg had been a justice since 1993. She was the second woman to sit on the nation’s top court. She fought…

Animals

Safe Travels

October 15, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist. She works to protect wildlife from roadway accidents. Every year, there are more than a million of these involving animals and vehicles. That’s according to the Federal Highway Administration. These accidents kill wildlife.…

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Government

Election 2020

September 10, 2020

A United States presidential election is coming up. On Tuesday, November 3, voters will go to the polls. Some people will vote by mail even sooner. Whom will they pick to lead the country for the next four years? …

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Government

Meet the Candidates

September 10, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the two main candidates for president of the United States in the 2020 election. The candidates come from different backgrounds. They have different viewpoints and ideas about how to lead the country. Read about…

Government

Ready, Set, Count!

February 21, 2020

The U.S. Census happens every 10 years. It’s an official count of people living in the country. The first one was in 1790. Now it’s time for the 2020 U.S. Census. For much of the country, it starts in March.…

Government

Remaking Money

January 30, 2020

Imagine you’ve been saving money to buy a new scooter. Finally, you’re ready to make the purchase. But your envelope of cash is missing. Then you make a shocking discovery. Your brother accidentally put the envelope through a paper shredder.…

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History

A New Statue

January 10, 2020

December 1, 1955, was a major moment in civil rights history. Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger. It was in a part of the bus set aside for white people. This was…

Government

Law of the Land

January 3, 2020

The United States Supreme Court is the nation’s highest court. It heads the government’s judicial branch (see “Government Branches”). The court’s job is to solve disagreements. It hears around 80 cases a year. These cases affect citizens’ rights. They also…

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