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Time Trouble

November 6, 2019

In The Seventh Voyage, astronaut Ijon Tichy is exploring the galaxy in his spaceship. A meteor hits the ship, sending it into a time loop. Ijon’s past and future selves begin to appear. At first, it’s just tomorrow’s Ijon. But…

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Holding On to Hope

November 1, 2019

TIJUANA, Mexico —On a child’s first day at the Yes We Can World Foundation school, he or she gets two T-shirts, new shoes, and a backpack filled with school supplies. The school is for migrant kids from Central America and…

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Ready to Learn

November 1, 2019

Last December, Estefanía Rebellón volunteered to help migrant families in Tijuana, Mexico. The city is near San Diego, California, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Some of the people Rebellón met in Tijuana had traveled thousands of miles. Many had left home…

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GM Strike Ends

November 1, 2019

General Motors (GM) workers approved a new contract with the company on October 26. This ended a 40-day autoworker strike. When employees have a dispute with their employer, they may go on strike. They protest by refusing to work. The…

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More Power Cuts

October 31, 2019

More than 500,000 people in Northern and central California remained without power on October 30. This was due to cuts by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as wildfires swept through the state. A week earlier, nearly 3 million people were…

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Kids Decide

October 31, 2019

P.S. 139 is in Brooklyn, New York. It has a school garden where students grow fruits and vegetables. It also has a school cookbook filled with recipes that use those foods. And it has a technology club, a soccer club,…

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Lightning Strikes

October 31, 2019

The Lightning Thief is a best-selling book by Rick Riordan. It has been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2010, it was made into a movie. Now the story of Percy Jackson’s quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt is…

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Frozen Returns

October 30, 2019

Disney’s Frozen was one of the most successful animated films of all time. Six years after its release, fans will get to see the Frozen crew again. Frozen II hits theaters November 22. The story picks up three years after…

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Big Family, Big City

October 30, 2019

The Casagrandes is a new show on Nickelodeon. It’s a spin-off of the series The Loud House, which follows the Loud family. In The Casagrandes, Loud family friends Bobby and Ronnie Anne move away and have new adventures in a…

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Young Heroes

October 30, 2019

Marvel turns from comic-book heroes to real ones in Marvel’s Hero Project. The new series on Disney+ will tell the story of 20 kids who are working to improve their communities. At the end of each episode, Marvel illustrators create…

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Tough Choices

October 25, 2019

LA LIMA, Honduras— It’s 9:00 on a steamy August morning. Students at the Gabriela Mistral school playfully line up. They stand between two yellow cords in the school courtyard. A volunteer from the Honduran Red Cross calls out a question.…

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Faces of Honduras

October 25, 2019

For the past year or so, the news has been filled with stories about migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. I wanted to understand why people were leaving their home countries. So in August, I went to Honduras…

United States

Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history. On October 18, they completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. The two floated outside the International Space Station (ISS). They repaired part of its power grid. The spacewalk lasted seven hours…

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Discovery in Egypt

October 24, 2019

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 30 ancient coffins. The coffins contain well-preserved mummies. This is the largest discovery of its kind since the 19th century. Details of the find were announced on October 19. The wooden coffins are estimated to…

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New Heights

October 24, 2019

Movies about rock climbing show people reaching the highest peaks in the world. But you don’t need to climb a mountain to feel the excitement. Climbing gyms are opening across the United States. The sport is growing more popular by…

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Media Literacy

What's the Password?

October 23, 2019

In an ancient folktale, a giant rock blocks the entrance to a cave that’s filled with treasure. A door appears only for those who speak a secret phrase: “Open, sesame!” This is an early example of a password. Passwords have…

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Unstoppable!

October 23, 2019

What do producing a hit pop song, operating a Mars rover, and making instant ice cream have in common? They take science, technology, engineering, math—and women. The new CBS TV show Mission Unstoppable asks game-changing women in STEM careers to…

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Reading History

October 22, 2019

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a picture book published in 2016, featured the stories of 100 amazing women. Now it’s a chapter-book series. Each Rebel Girls book will take a closer look at an extraordinary woman. The first two…