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This Week in TFK History: Climate Change

October 30, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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Incredible Kids: Dylan Capshaw

October 30, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Dylan Capshaw, one of the top 20 finalists, below. This 14-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, has been supporting…

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Incredible Kids: Bellen Woodard

October 30, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Bellen Woodard, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Bellen, from Leesburg, Virginia, calls herself the world’s…

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Game Changers

October 30, 2020

Anti-racism protests spread across the country in 2020. These protests haven’t just happened in the streets. Calls for change have come from many industries, such as entertainment, technology, and professional sports. Pro athletes have often spoken out against social injustice,…

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Spooky Stories

October 30, 2020

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a book that will make you glad you’re safe at home. Here are three new spine-tingling tales. A Game Gone Wrong In Hide and Seeker, by Daka Hermon, Justin is confused…

Science

Space Junk

October 23, 2020

There are nearly 2,800 working satellites in space. That’s according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. We depend on these devices for technology we use every day, such as video calls and weather tracking. Scientists use them to study the…

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Nobel Prize Win

October 23, 2020

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on October 9. It went to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is a United Nations agency. It provides emergency help to people who don’t have access to food. Its efforts have come…

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Health

A Different Halloween

October 23, 2020

Halloween is probably going to look different this year. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has safety tips for the holiday. Traditional Halloween activities can put people at risk, according to…

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Joyous Win

October 23, 2020

On October 11, the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their victory as the 2020 NBA champions. The team defeated the Miami Heat 106–93 in game 6 of the NBA Finals. This is the 17th championship win for the Lakers, tying them…

Science

Life on Venus?

October 23, 2020

Are we alone in the universe? Scientists have spent years searching deep into space for signs of life beyond our planet. Now they’ve found what might be life right next door. On September 14, scientists reported a big discovery.…

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8 Questions for Daniel Holz

October 23, 2020

Daniel Holz is an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, in Illinois. He’s also a member of LIGO. It’s an observatory that studies black holes. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero. 1. What is a black hole? …

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A Stellar Friendship

October 23, 2020

Eridani and Acamar come from different worlds. Eridani is a student. She likes learning about the night sky. Acamar is a kid who is “made of space and stars.” In the book Starcrossed, these two characters try to overcome the…

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To the Moon!

October 23, 2020

Blast off into space with Over the Moon. This animated musical follows a smart, determined girl named Fei Fei. She’s a science lover who’s on a mission to find Chang’e. Chang’e is the moon goddess in Chinese mythology. Fei Fei…

Election 2020

Election Time

October 16, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden faced off in a debate. It was on September 29. Each made a case for why voters should pick him in the 2020 election. Trump stood by his record. He thinks…

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Trump COVID Update

October 16, 2020

President Donald Trump was released from Walter Reed medical center, in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 5. He’d been admitted on October 2. That day, Trump announced that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. At press time, 14 people close to the…

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Election 2020

The Vice-Presidential Debate

October 8, 2020

The first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on October 7. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris squared off in Salt Lake City, Utah. Susan Page of USA Today was the moderator. For 90…

Election 2020

8 Questions for Molly Ball

October 16, 2020

Molly Ball is the national political correspondent at TIME, TFK’s parent publication. She’s covered many presidential elections. TFK’s Shay Maunz spoke with Ball about her job. How long have you been a journalist covering politics? I started covering politics in…

Election 2020

TFK Explains: Voting in 2020

October 16, 2020

When is Election Day? According to United States law, Election Day is the Tuesday right after the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. In 2020, Election Day is November 3. Americans will vote for a number of things. These…

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This Week in TFK History: Elections

October 16, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

Election 2020

By the Numbers

October 16, 2020

In most United States elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But when picking a president, things aren’t so simple. There’s a group of 538 people called the electoral college. Weeks after Election Day, ­they will elect the president.…

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Let's Talk! With Kayla Miller

October 16, 2020

Author Kayla Miller talks with TFK Kid Reporter Jeremy Liew about voting, activism, and Miller’s graphic novel Act. 1. Tell me about the book. Act is a graphic novel about a sixth grader named Olive who finds out that one…

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Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Continues

October 5, 2020

President Donald Trump spent the weekend being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday. Earlier that day, he announced that he’d tested positive for the virus.…

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President Trump Has COVID-19

October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter early today that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Friday, a White House official said the president was experiencing “mild symptoms.” The president and First Lady…

Election 2020

An Unruly Debate

September 30, 2020

The first debate of the 2020 presidential election took place on September 29. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, faced off in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate was held at Case Western Reserve University and…

Business

TFK Talks with Apple’s Tim Cook

September 29, 2020

On September 15, Tech giant Apple announced its new products at a special event broadcast online. Usually, events like this are held live, in person, and are packed with reporters. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company did things…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Victoria

September 29, 2020

Meet Victoria Hanson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Victoria is 10 years old and lives in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania. Gymnastics is Victoria’s favorite activity—she says she couldn’t live…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Jeremy

September 29, 2020

Meet Jeremy Liew, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Jeremy is 12 years old and lives in Riverside, Connecticut. He enjoys making movies and performing magic tricks. Finalists in the…

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Honoring Ruth

October 2, 2020

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

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TFK Explains: The Supreme Court

October 2, 2020

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18. TFK explains the importance of the court and looks at how the next justice will be chosen. What is the Supreme Court? The Supreme Court is the nation’s…

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World

Historic Discovery

October 2, 2020

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 27 wooden coffins that are estimated to have been buried more than 2,500 years ago. They found the coffins inside a pair of wells in an ancient burial ground. Earlier this month, Egypt’s Ministry of…