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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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