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Outbreak

April 26, 2019

Measles is on the rise. As of April 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recorded 626 cases of the disease. This is the second-highest number of cases since 2000. That is when measles was declared…

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TFK Explains: The Mueller Report

April 26, 2019

On April 18, the Mueller report was released to Congress and the public. Here, TFK explains. What is the Mueller report? It is a 448-page report about an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. What did Mueller investigate?…

Community

Heart of a Champion

April 25, 2019

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, known as Tani, is 8. He fled northern Nigeria with his parents and brother nearly two years ago. They were afraid of terrorist attacks there. When the family arrived in the United States, a church pastor helped place…

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Poké-Sleuth

April 24, 2019

Your favorite animated friends are hitting the big screen in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. JUSTICE SMITH (pictured) plays Tim Goodman. When his father goes missing, Tim goes looking for him. During the search, Tim meets Pikachu, his father’s Pokémon sidekick. Pikachu…

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Space Mistakes

April 23, 2019

In space, just like on Earth, success often means learning from failure. JEFFREY KLUGER is a best-selling author and the science editor at TIME. His new book for kids, Disaster Strikes! The Most Dangerous Space Missions of All Time, is…

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Recess Reform

April 19, 2019

“We only had one recess today!” Beatrice Dathan complained to her mother after coming home from school one day. That was four years ago. Beatrice’s family had moved from California to Connecticut. In California, Beatrice had 50 minutes of recess…

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World

Notre Dame Burns

April 19, 2019

Notre-Dame cathedral, in Paris, France, was ravaged by fire on April 15. The building’s spire and most of its wooden roof were destroyed. But the cathedral remained standing when the blaze was put out. Its famous bell towers and much…

Science

First Look

April 18, 2019

The world got a glimpse of one of the greatest mysteries of our universe on April 10. That’s when the first image of a black hole was shown to the public. The picture was created by a network of eight…

Arts

8 Questions for Ellen Oh

April 18, 2019

Ellen Oh is a writer. In 2014, she cofounded We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). The group promotes books featuring characters from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee. 1. Why do we…

Technology

Get Smart

April 18, 2019

If you walked by James Fasulo’s bedroom, in Queens, New York, you might hear the 8-year-old talking. You could think he was chatting with his 4-year-old sister, Anna. But James would probably be talking to his smart speaker. It’s an…

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Ugly Beauty

April 17, 2019

UglyDolls is a new animated musical film about a crew of quirky dolls. It was inspired by the popular toy line of the same name. In the movie, the dolls live in Uglyville, a colorful place where flaws are celebrated.…

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Living Legend

April 17, 2019

I Am Hermes! opens on Mount Olympus, the cloud-covered home of the Greek gods. Hermes, the son of Zeus and Nymph Maia, has just been born. It’s not long before he says his first word: “Gimme!” That same day, the…

Health

Food for Thought

April 15, 2019

Which foods are largely free of pesticides when they reach grocery stores? Avocados, sweet corn, and pineapples. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Each year, the EWG releases its Clean Fifteen list. The list names 15 fruits and…

World

Wildlife Lessons

April 12, 2019

The elephants stood face-to-face in a cloud of dust. Their big ears fanned out. Their tusks almost locked. A group of schoolkids gazed in awe from a truck. They had come from a village just outside Makgadikgadi Pans National…

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Environment

Turning the Tide

April 11, 2019

The Tappan Zee Bridge, north of New York City, carried automobiles across the Hudson River for 62 years. In 2017, a new bridge replaced it. The old bridge was demolished. Workers picked apart the structure piece by piece. Now…

Environment

Kid Heroes for the Planet

April 11, 2019

Earth Day is April 22. On this day, people around the world focus on environmental issues. But you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to take action. You can improve our planet every day of the year. TIME for…

Environment

Waste Not

April 10, 2019

Each weekday, more than 30 million students in the United States eat meals served in school cafeterias. And when lunch is over, they fill the trash cans with uneaten food. Half-eaten apples, chicken tenders, and turkey sandwiches come at a…

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