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Change in America

February 3, 2017

Two and a half months ago, Donald Trump won the presidential election. On January 20, he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. People traveled to Washington, D.C., from across the country to be part of…

World

The Syrians Next Door

December 16, 2016

As the plane lands in Des Moines, Iowa, Ghazweh Aljabooli reaches for her daughter Hala, 6. Ghazweh, her husband—Adbul Fattah Tameem—and their five children are on the last part of a long trip. The kids—Nazeer, 15; Sedra, 13; Haidar, 11;…

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The Syrians Next Door

December 16, 2016

The Tameem family is building a new life in Des Moines, Iowa. They are from Syria. As the plane lands in Des Moines, Iowa, Ghazweh Aljabooli reaches for her daughter Hala, 6. Ghazweh, her husband—Adbul Fattah Tameem—and their five children…

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Government

The Next President

November 18, 2016

Donald Trump is elected the 45th president of the United States. It was a stunning upset. Voters elected Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. By 2:00 a.m. on November 9, it was clear that…

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Animals

Where the Buffalo Roam

November 11, 2016

The North American bison is now the official national mammal. What does the honor mean for the animal’s long-term survival? For 234 years, the bald eagle has been the U.S. national animal. But in May, President Barack Obama signed a…

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People

Fact Check

November 4, 2016

Information is available 24/7. How do you know whom to believe? News literacy programs help kids sort fact from fiction. Khadija Qanoongo, 12, says she used to believe everything she read online. Then she took a news literacy class. She…

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Fact Check

November 4, 2016

Khadija Qanoongo, 12, says she used to believe everything she read online. Then she took a news literacy class. She learned how to determine if a website is reliable. She found out that many are not. "Now I'm very careful…

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Culture

A Cool School

November 4, 2016

For most kids, a typical school day includes lessons in math, science, and English language arts. But for Callista Grant, 11, a typical day might also include instruction in American Indian drumming and dancing. She studies the Ojibwe (oh-jib-way) and Lakota languages,…

Weather

After the Storm

October 21, 2016

Millions of Americans are recovering after Hurricane Matthew lashed the southeastern coast of the United States from October 6 to 8. The storm brought powerful winds and heavy rains to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. On October…

Young Game Changers

For the Love of Lego

October 21, 2016

Matthew Shifrin got his first tub of Lego blocks when he was 5. "I've been in love with Legos ever since," he says. Shifrin is blind. Now 18, he has spent years trying to make Legos easier for blind kids…