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Honoring Our History

January 3, 2020

Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It is full of landmarks. They honor important Americans and tell stories about our country’s past. Here, read about four famous landmarks in the city. Which ones would you like to visit? Martin Luther…

Debate

Students Speak Out

November 22, 2019

Keely Burks lives in North Carolina. When she was 14, her school had a uniform policy. It said girls had to wear skirts to school. They were not allowed to wear pants or shorts. Gym class was the only exception.…

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Places

Water Worries

September 20, 2019

There is a problem with the water in Newark, New Jersey. The water has toxic levels of lead. It is unsafe to drink. In mid-August, Newark began providing bottled water to 15,000 homes. Newark’s pipes are old and worn…

Young Game Changers

New Scouts

February 22, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…

Government

Top Chef

December 14, 2018

Does the president like his pizza crust thick or thin? What are his favorite vegetables? It is Cristeta Comerford’s job to know. She has been executive chef at the White House since 2005. She can make any kind of food…

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Government

Ready to Lead

December 7, 2018

New and familiar faces are heading to Washington, D.C., in January. That’s when the 116th United States Congress convenes for the first time. On November 6, a record number of Americans voted in the U.S. midterm elections. The midterm elections…

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Environment

Fires Out West

September 18, 2018

This summer, wildfires tore across the western United States. Firefighters worked to put them out. Still, the blazes burned down homes and forests. They destroyed everything in their path. The Mendocino Complex Fire burned in Northern California. It was…

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Places

Changing Times

March 26, 2018

Spring forward; fall back. That is the rule for daylight saving time. It happens every year between March and November. In spring, people set clocks ahead one hour. This helps make the most of summer’s light. In fall, clocks are…

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Government

The Cost of Disaster

February 16, 2018

Massive hurricanes. Raging wildfires. They helped make 2017 a costly year. In fact, last year was the most expensive year ever for weather disasters in the U.S. Sixteen of them cost a total of $306 billion. That’s according to the…

Government

Leading Librarian

December 29, 2017

The Library of Congress is the biggest library in the world. It is in Washington, D.C. The library has more than 164 million items. It has books, photographs, recordings, and more. CARLA HAYDEN oversees it all. She is the Librarian…