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Weather

Surviving the Storm

September 15, 2017

Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest city in the United States. This summer, it was hit by a hurricane. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It began as a Category 4 storm. Wind speeds reached 130 miles per hour.…

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Animals

The Future of Zoos

May 5, 2017

On a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, in Pennsylvania, kids got a surprise. Directly in front of them was a tiger. But the kids were not scared. They laughed. That is because the tiger was in a special enclosed trail.…

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People

Learning Language

April 21, 2017

U.S. students are learning the language in school. It is spoken in China. There are thousands of languages in the world. More people speak Mandarin than any other language. It is a form of Chinese. In the United States, many…

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Government

A New U.S. President

February 10, 2017

Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The Inauguration was held at the U.S. Capitol building. It is in Washington, D.C. Around noon,…

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People

Where Are the Women?

February 3, 2017

Girl Scouts want to honor women leaders with a statue in New York City. In New York City’s Central Park, 22 statues honor men. Four statues show fictional females. One is of Alice, a character from the book Alice in…

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People

Fact Check

January 13, 2017

News literacy programs help kids tell the difference between fact and fiction. Khadija Qanoongo, 12, used to believe everything she read online. Then she took a news literacy class. She found that many stories are fake. “Now I’m very careful…

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Government

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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Holidays

A Caring Camp

October 14, 2016

On Veterans Day weekend, kids from military families enjoy the great outdoors. Most kids who go to camp go in the summer. But Charles Devine goes in the fall. Last year, on Veterans Day weekend, he went to Camp Soaring…

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Government

Picking a President

September 16, 2016

In November, Americans will vote for president of the United States. Read about the candidates. Barack Obama is president of the United States. But in 2017, the country will have a new president. Who will it be? Voters will make…

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