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American Flavor

May 22, 2019

Biscuits and chocolate gravy are breakfast food in Arkansas. Immigrants from Somalia, in Africa, make meat-stuffed pastries called sambusas in Minnesota. In North Dakota, bees produce about 34 million pounds of honey a year. These are among the delicious little…

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A Gallery of Their Own

May 21, 2019

The museums of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., house the treasures of America’s past. They also tell the stories of the many people who call the United States home. The millions who visit the capital each year can tour…

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Graduation Surprise

May 20, 2019

Most speakers at graduation ceremonies offer words of wisdom. But at Morehouse College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, Robert F. Smith had even more to give. “We’re gonna put a little fuel in your bus,” the billionaire technology investor told graduates…

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On a Mission

May 17, 2019

Middle school is difficult already for Jesse Broadview. Her mom is in Iraq with the military, and Jesse doesn’t have many friends. But her life gets even more complicated when someone steals money from the school library. Jesse’s dad, the…

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Art World Record

May 16, 2019

A shiny silver bunny sculpture just set a world record. The sculpture, titled Rabbit, sold at Christie’s auction house in New York on Wednesday for $91.1 million. Rabbit is the most expensive work of art by a living artist ever…

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A New Museum

May 15, 2019

A new museum gives visitors a fresh look at one of our country’s most important monuments. It’s the Statue of Liberty Museum. It opens to the public on May 16. The museum is located on Liberty Island. That’s off the…

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History

Dino Discovery

May 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, Sterling Nesbitt discovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur in New Mexico. He was 16 years old at the time. In a study published on May 6 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nesbitt’s discovery has…

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Trade War Continues

May 13, 2019

China will increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods. Tariffs are taxes on imported goods. China announced the tariff increases on Monday. They will take effect June 1. The increases are the result of a trade battle between…

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The New Kid

May 10, 2019

The Next Great Paulie Fink is a book about middle school. But it doesn’t take place in a typical school setting. Caitlyn and her mom move from their suburban town to a rural community in Vermont. There, Caitlyn begins attending…

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Giraffes in Danger?

May 9, 2019

The giraffe may soon join the lion and elephant on the endangered-species list. In April, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service said it would consider putting it there. The agency said it had “substantial information” that led to that…

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Floods Hit Houston

May 8, 2019

A storm struck Houston, Texas, on Tuesday. It brought heavy rains and rising floodwaters. By Tuesday night, some parts of the city had received 10 inches of rain. Police and firefighters evacuated homes. They also rescued people from vehicles that…

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It's a Boy!

May 7, 2019

On May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, welcomed their first child into the world. The royal baby, a boy, was born just after dawn, at 5:26 a.m. He’s a healthy seven pounds, three ounces. At press…

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Do-Good Dog

May 7, 2019

People love to follow dogs on Instagram. The most popular pups have millions of fans. Many canine accounts are pure fluff. (Pugs in sunglasses!) Others push products. Some promote a cause. But one Instagram account stands out from the pack.…

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Climate Crisis

May 6, 2019

Nature is in more trouble now than ever before in human history. More than 1 million species are on the brink of extinction. And species loss is happening hundreds of times faster than it did in the past. All of…

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World's Coolest Places, According to Kids

April 30, 2019

In 2018, TIME created its first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places. This fall, TIME for Kid s will make its own list: World’s Coolest Places. To do that, we’re seeking input from trusted experts—kids! Read below about…

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Stepping into History

April 26, 2019

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched a special event on live TV. They saw grainy black-and-white images beamed back from space. Then they heard the voice of American astronaut Neil Armstrong. He said,…

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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?…

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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…