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Hope for Tigers

September 20, 2019

In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued bad news: The world tiger population had hit an all-time low. Poaching and habitat loss had taken their toll. In just 10 years, half of the world’s tigers had disappeared. Only 3,200…

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Health

Allergy Relief?

September 19, 2019

A new drug could help kids build up a tolerance to peanuts. On September 13, health experts advised the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the treatment. “This is an important day for the children, [the] teens,…

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Rare Lobster Found

September 19, 2019

A rare two-toned lobster was discovered off the coast of Stonington, Maine, on September 6. Scientists say the half-black, half-orange creature is a one-in–50 million find. It was caught by Captain Daryl Dunham. He gave the lobster to the Maine…

Technology

Women to Note

September 19, 2019

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin. These are some of the historic American men who appear on United States paper currency. But where are the women? “Thousands of women have been overlooked in history,” Rosie Rios told TIME for Kid…

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8 Questions with Marsai Martin

September 19, 2019

Marsai Martin started acting in TV commercials at age 5. She currently stars in the TV show Black-ish. This year, she appeared in the movie Little, which she helped produce. At 15, she is the youngest executive producer in Hollywood…

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Into the Mountains

September 18, 2019

In Abominable, a girl named Yi discovers a yeti. That’s an abominable snowman. Yi introduces the yeti to her friends Jin and Peng. They name him Everest. The four of them go on a trek to return Everest to his…

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Crack the Code

September 18, 2019

Twelve-year-old Emmy feels out of place at her new school. She likes music, but she can’t find the courage to sign up for choir. Then Emmy begins a computer-science class. She befriends a girl named Abigail, and together, they learn…

Election 2020

Democrats Debate in Houston

September 17, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas — Ten candidates went head-to-head at the third Democratic debate. It took place on September 12 at Texas Southern University, in Houston. The debates will help decide who will be the Democratic party’s nominee in the 2020 presidential…

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Rebuilding History

September 13, 2019

April 15, 2019, began like any other day in Paris, France. But everything changed when a fire broke out at Notre-Dame cathedral. Onlookers gasped as a piece of the country’s history went up in flames. Maddie Shenkan, 15, lived right…

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TFK Explains: Hong Kong Protests

September 13, 2019

It has been more than three months since protests started in Hong Kong. Here, TFK explains. Why did the protests begin? On June 9, hundreds of thousands of people joined a march. They did it to oppose a bill. The…

Science

On the Ball

September 12, 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a home-run problem. The number of home runs increased sharply in 2015 and has continued to rise. In 2017, batters hit 6,105 homers, setting a new record. This year’s number will be even higher. Batters…

Media Literacy

Fakeout

September 12, 2019

Deepfakes are videos with visual or audio content that has been manipulated. They can make it seem as if the video’s subject is saying words he or she hasn’t actually spoken. Videos like these used to be made only by…

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Last Kids Standing

September 11, 2019

Jack Sullivan has survived the end of the world. Everyone in town has either been eaten by monsters or turned into a zombie. After 42 days alone, Jack learns that three of his classmates have also survived. They team up…

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It Takes Guts

September 11, 2019

Author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier has guts. In her new graphic memoir, Guts, Telgemeier opens up about her childhood struggles with stomach problems. But the book, which is set during her elementary school years, is about more than a…

Technology

Shooting for the Moon

September 6, 2019

It was July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed out of the Apollo 11 lander. They stepped onto the lunar surface. The United States had beaten the Soviet Union in the race to put humans on the…

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Dorian Strikes

September 6, 2019

A powerful storm slammed into the Bahamas on September 1. Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm. It dropped 30 inches of rain. Winds blew at 185 miles an hour. Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were hit…

Health

Water Worries

September 6, 2019

There’s a big problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. It contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from the city’s old, worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years and $120 million to…

Business

Off the Charts

September 5, 2019

Most hit songs follow a formula set by the music industry. But streaming and social media have changed this. Rising stars can now find fans without support from the music industry. No one understands this better than Lil Nas…