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Pickleball Craze

January 12, 2023

This past fall, Ed Pluskota introduced pickleball to his gym class at North Fayette Elementary School, in Georgia. The kids had never heard of it. “Is it tennis?” they asked. “Or is it ping-pong?” Pluskota had to sell them on…

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Government

A New Congress

January 6, 2023

The 118th United States Congress opened on January 3. Newly elected lawmakers were to be sworn in: 75 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate. This year, the Republican party has a majority in the House. Democrats…

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Fair Play

December 15, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Sam Rapoport has a mission. It’s connecting women and girls to…

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Sports

Ready, Set, Race!

November 10, 2022

Runners jam the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, where the TCS New York City Marathon begins. The race was on November 6. Some 50,000 athletes took part.

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Weather

A Hard Recovery

November 10, 2022

Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2004. It demolished Monty’s restaurant. Diane Caputo is the owner. She needed more than three years to get her original location open again. But the restaurant fared much better with Hurricane Ian. It…

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Government

Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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Business

Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture tracks the butter supply. It’s lower than usual this year. It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. Also, the cost of cow feed has gone up. Experts…

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Environment

In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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Government

TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in the midterms. Here’s why these elections are important. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term. They elect members of the United States Congress. This year,…

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Government

8 Questions for Elizabeth Clay Roy

October 19, 2022

Elizabeth Clay Roy is the CEO of Generation Citizen. That’s a nonprofit group that tries to involve students in the democratic process. Clay Roy spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mina Fedor. 1. What’s the mission of Generation Citizen? Generation Citizen…

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