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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…


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?…


Play for Equality

March 15, 2019

On March 8, all 28 members of the United States women’s soccer team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). The players say the organization discriminates against female athletes. For years, the USSF has paid them far less…


Deadly Tornado

March 8, 2019

A tornado tore through eastern Alabama on March 3, killing at least 23 people. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in six years. The tornado devastated Lee County, a rural area. It carved a path of…


Blast Off, Crew Dragon!

March 8, 2019

On March 2, a Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. It’s the first American spacecraft built to carry a crew to the International Space Station since 2011. “What today really represents is a new era in…


TFK Explains: National Emergencies

February 22, 2019

President Donald Trump declares a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. What is a national emergency? In 1976, Congress passed the National Emergencies Act. It allows the president to declare a national emergency if he or she thinks there is…


Scout Me In!

February 14, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…


Border Fight

January 25, 2019

In early January, President Donald Trump went to McAllen, Texas. He wanted to make his case for building a wall along the southern U.S. border. “What [we] need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said. “Whether it’s…



Back to Class

January 25, 2019

Public school teachers in Los Angeles returned to classrooms on January 23. This was after a six-day strike. The strike ended when an agreement was reached. The agreement is between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union that…



January 24, 2019

On February 3, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will face off in Super Bowl LIII (53). The game will be played in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be the third year in a row the Patriots have…