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Votes for Teens

October 26, 2018

I will never forget the first time I cast a ballot. I was 19 years old. I voted in the 2006 election for my next U.S. senator. Casting my vote inspired me: I realized I was helping to make our…


8 Questions for Nate Silver

October 26, 2018

Nate Silver is a statistician and writer. He founded the website FiveThirtyEight, where he analyzes polls to predict election outcomes. TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee spoke with Silver about what the polls can tell us about the upcoming midterm elections.…


Shrinking Giant

October 25, 2018

A new study shows that Pando, one of the largest organisms on Earth, is shrinking. Pando lives in Fishlake National Forest, in Richfield, Utah. Its name is Latin for “I spread.” The group of 47,000 aspen trees has a single…


Michael's Fury

October 19, 2018

Hurricane Michael tore into the Florida Panhandle on October 10. It left a trail of destruction as it traveled inland to Georgia and up the East Coast to Virginia. At press time, officials confirmed that at least 26 people were…


Journey's End

October 18, 2018

At the end of summer, Hailey Dawson, 8, stepped up to the plate at Angel Stadium. It is in Anaheim, California. She threw the game’s ceremonial first pitch. By doing so, she also achieved a big goal. It was to…


8 Questions for Mandy Manning

September 26, 2018

Mandy Manning teaches immigrant and refugee children in Spokane, Washington. She is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. TFK’s Lina Mai spoke with her about Manning’s goals as an educator. 1. How does it feel to be named the…


8 Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

September 21, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court justice. She spoke to TFK’s Kio Herrera about her childhood, her career, and her new book. 1. What inspired you to write The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor? I wanted to make…


Judging a Judge

September 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions last week. That is when Senate confirmation hearings took place. The hearings were to decide if Kavanaugh should sit on the nation’s top court. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh would replace…


In Memory

August 31, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol building flew at half-mast last week in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain died on Saturday, August 25. He was 81. The son and grandson of U.S. Navy admirals, McCain became a…


A New Trade Deal

August 29, 2018

President Donald Trump is working to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It took effect in 1994. NAFTA allows for free trade in North America. It…