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Walk On, Baby!

May 20, 2022

This baby giraffe wears braces to fix a problem with her legs. Her name is Msituni. She lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California. Msituni was born on February 1. She wore the braces for 39 days.…

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Community

Spreading Joy

April 22, 2022

“Believe in yourself.” “It’s okay to be different.” “If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs.” These are encouraging messages. Callers may hear them on the PepToc Hotline. It’s part of a public art project. It was created…

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Government

New Spending Rule

April 22, 2022

The White House issued a measure on April 8. It has to do with infrastructure. That means things like roads, bridges, and high-speed Internet. Society needs them in order to function smoothly. The measure requires new infrastructure projects to purchase…

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Animals

Panda Party

April 22, 2022

Giant-panda cub Xiao Qi Ji (right) and its mother, Mei Xiang, enjoy a fruity ice cake at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, in Washington, D.C., on April 16. That day …

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 22, 2022

Do you dream of being a reporter? Enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. To…

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Government

8 Questions for Miguel Cardona

April 22, 2022

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation week (May 2–6), TFK Kid Reporter Ethan Zhang spoke with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in Washington, D.C. 1. What role does a teacher play in a kid’s life? Teachers shape lives. They help us…

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Government

Jackson Confirmed

April 15, 2022

On April 7, the United States Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was 53–47. All 50 Democrats backed Jackson, along with three Republicans. She will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who plans to retire this…

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 15, 2022

Do you dream of being a reporter? Enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. To…

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Transportation

Pain at the Pump

March 18, 2022

Gasoline prices continue to rise. On March 13, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in the United States was $4.43. That’s $1.54 higher than it was a year ago. “It’s very expensive, high for people who are…

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Science

Standing Proud

March 9, 2022

Life-size, 3D-printed statues honoring women in STEM appear in Washington, D.C., on March 4. They’re on display at Smithsonian gardens and museums, through Marc…

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