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Supreme Court Nominee

March 3, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination, she will replace Justice Stephen Breyer. He’s retiring. Jackson has worked for many years as a federal…

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Sports

Finding Her Way

February 18, 2022

After coming home from the 2018 Winter Olympics, in South Korea, Chloe Kim put her gold medal in the trash. (It didn’t stay there long.) Kim was struggling. She was a new celebrity. She had become the youngest female Olympic…

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Animals

Gray Wolves Re-Listed

February 17, 2022

Gray wolves are going back on the endangered-species list. 
A judge ruled that the animals still need protection. That was on February 10. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) creates the endangered-species list. It took the gray wolf…

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Sports

Rams Win Super Bowl

February 17, 2022

On February 13, the Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI. They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals. The score was 23–20. It was the first Rams NFL title since the 1999 season. The Rams clinched their victory with less than a…

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Sports

Chasing Greatness

February 16, 2022

Last fall, about 60 NBA scouts visited a new sports arena in Atlanta, Georgia. On the court, coaches led players through drills. The scouts whispered to one another about the players they were excited to see. It was “pro day”…

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Food and Nutrition

New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating school nutrition standards. The announcement was made on February 4. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias serve more-healthy meals. Schools have found it difficult to provide nutritious meals because…

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Animals

Monarch Numbers Rise

February 11, 2022

In 2020, fewer than 2,000 western monarch butterflies were counted spending the winter in California. That number is now more than 247,000. The news was announced on January 25 by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Data was gathered in…

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Young Game Changers

Kid of the Year Orion Jean

February 9, 2022

The wait is over! Since December, we’ve been introducing readers to Kid of the Year nominees. The winner was announced on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. The top honor went to 11-year-old Orion Jean. He was selected…

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Space

Space Training

February 8, 2022

In December, NASA introduced a new class of astronaut recruits. The space agency chose these 10 people from more than 12,000 who applied. Last month, the recruits reported to the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, to begin their training.…

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Government

California Water Laws

January 13, 2022

New rules in California put limits on outdoor water usage. They are meant to combat drought. The State Water Resources Control Board voted for the restrictions. The votes were cast on January 4. The rules include no lawn-watering for 48…

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