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Remaking Money

December 4, 2019

Imagine you’ve been saving to buy a scooter. Then you make a shocking discovery. Your brother accidentally put your envelope of money through a paper shredder! Your cash is confetti. Don’t panic. The U.S. government can replace your money. That’s…

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Weather

More Power Cuts

October 31, 2019

More than 500,000 people in Northern and central California remained without power on October 30. This was due to cuts by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) as wildfires swept through the state. A week earlier, nearly 3 million people were…

Space

Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history. On October 18, they completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. The two floated outside the International Space Station (ISS). They repaired part of its power grid. The spacewalk lasted seven hours…

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California Fires

October 18, 2019

A wildfire began on October 10 in Southern California. More than 100,000 people were forced to leave their homes. The Saddleridge Fire tore across more than 12 square miles around Los Angeles. It damaged at least 58 buildings. The fire…

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Government

TFK Explains: The Impeachment Process

September 26, 2019

On September 24, the U.S. House of Representatives said it would start an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. What is an impeachment inquiry? If a U.S. president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,”…

Animals

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…

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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…

Sports

Historic Win!

August 12, 2019

At Sunday’s U.S. Gymnastics Championships, in Kansas City, Missouri, gymnast Simone Biles, 22, won her sixth national title. And she did it in her usual boundary-breaking style. She didn’t just win. She made history by becoming the first woman ever…

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Democrats Take the Stage

July 29, 2019

There are 24 people running to become the Democratic nominee for president. Only one will be the party’s pick. That person will go up against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The next step of the competition will take…

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Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigns

July 25, 2019

The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, will resign from office on August 2. His announcement comes after two weeks of mass protests on the island. Residents have been demanding that Rosselló step down. Rosselló announced the decision in a…