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TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why has Jackson…

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TFK Press Club

What Are Your Questions?

September 22, 2022

You’ve chosen your story. You’ve decided who your source will be. Now it’s time to plan your questions. What can this source tell you that no other person or resource can? Many reporters start with easy topics to get the…

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World

Uplifting

September 22, 2022

Look! Up in the sky! Hot air balloons! These colorful craft rise high on September 20. They’re part of the 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship, in Mursk…

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United States

The Greatest

September 22, 2022

This month, Serena Williams played what might have been her final match. It was at the 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, in New York City. She has played the sport professionally for 27 years. Now, she has decided to step…

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History

Fighting for Rights

September 22, 2022

In 1959, Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi won a YMCA judo championship in New York. She was filling in for an injured teammate. Women weren’t welcome in the competition. So Kanokogi pretended to be a man. Her medal was taken away when…

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One of the Family

September 21, 2022

Josh Primm has moved to New York City with his parents. He’s shy, and slow to adjust to his new school. Then he makes a friend. A crocodile. Lyle is no ordinary crocodile. For one thing, he sings. Josh’s parents…

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World

Queen Elizabeth Dies

September 16, 2022

This article was originally published on September 9. It was updated on September 16. On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral castle, in Scotland. She was 96. She was Great Britain’s head of state for 70 years. “You…

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Britain’s New King

September 15, 2022

King Charles III was officially named Britain’s head of state on September 10. The ceremony was held at St. James’s Palace, in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was broadcast live online…

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TFK Press Club

Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…

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Royal Greeting

September 15, 2022

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry wave to well-wishers on September 10. They’re grandsons of Queen Elizabeth II. William’s wife, Catherine (center), is Pri…

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Arts

The Art of Work

September 15, 2022

There’s a mural in Winsted, Connecticut, that’s five stories tall. It’s 120 feet long. Artist Ellen Griesedieck created it. She had help from thousands of students all over the country. The massive artwork took more than 20 years to make.…

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By the Numbers

September 15, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? As a kid, Gil Bransford dreamed of being a sports announcer…

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Strange World

September 14, 2022

You don’t have to go to outer space to find amazing things. Terrestrials is a new podcast by Radiolab for Kids. It finds weirdness and mystery right here on Earth. The series explores wonders such as an octopus that escapes…

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Back to Nature

September 14, 2022

What do gray wolves, condors, and indigo snakes have in common? They’ve all benefited from rewilding. That’s the process of taking animals and plants to places where they once thrived. They may have disappeared from those places because of overhunting…

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Science

Launch Delay

September 8, 2022

On September 3, NASA called off the launch of its Artemis I moon rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the second time in a week. The cause was a fuel leak. NASA says the launch may now have to…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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