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Holidays

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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Community

One Week Left!

June 13, 2022

The deadline for entering the TFK Kid Reporter Contest is just one week away. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. Would you like to report for our magazines and website?…

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Community

Contest Countdown

June 8, 2022

There are less than two weeks left to enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year.…

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People

The Comeback Kid

June 6, 2022

Harini Logan, 14, is the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. On June 2, Harini bested Vikram Raju, 12, during the 90-second lightning round. She spelled 22 words correctly. The winning word was moorhen. That’s a kind of bird. The…

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History

The History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2022

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 27, 2022. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

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Sports

TFK Goes to an All-Girls Chess Championship

May 25, 2022

The KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship took place April 22 to 24 in Chicago, Illinois. This contest has been running for 17 years. This year, it attracted about 400 competitors from all over the United States. The championship has six…

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Animals

Walk On, Baby!

May 20, 2022

This baby giraffe wears braces to fix a problem with her legs. Her name is Msituni. She lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California. Msituni was born on February 1. She wore the braces for 39 days.…

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Community

Spreading Joy

April 22, 2022

“Believe in yourself.” “It’s okay to be different.” “If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs.” These are encouraging messages. Callers may hear them on the PepToc Hotline. It’s part of a public art project. It was created…

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Government

New Spending Rule

April 22, 2022

The White House issued a measure on April 8. It has to do with infrastructure. That means things like roads, bridges, and high-speed Internet. Society needs them in order to function smoothly. The measure requires new infrastructure projects to purchase…

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Animals

Panda Party

April 22, 2022

Giant-panda cub Xiao Qi Ji (right) and its mother, Mei Xiang, enjoy a fruity ice cake at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, in Washington, D.C., on April 16. That day …

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