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Back in Class

August 27, 2021

All across the country, kids have returned to classrooms. This is usually an exciting time. But this year, the excitement is again mixed with uncertainty. “I’m wondering if school will be back to normal,” says Sebastian Taylor Bastidos, 10.…

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Environment

Water Shortage

August 27, 2021

The United States government has declared a water shortage on the Colorado River. The announcement came on August 16. The shortage is the result of a drought in the Southwest. Scientists say it is one of the worst droughts in…

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People

Happy Hikers

August 26, 2021

On August 9, Harvey Sutton, 5, became one of the youngest people ever to complete the Appalachian Trail. The trail is the world’s longest hiking-only footpath. One end is at Springer Mountain. That’s in Georgia. The other is atop Mount…

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History

A Day of Remembering

August 25, 2021

The attacks that happened on September 11, 2001, have been called the worst in United States history. This year is the 20th anniversary of that terrible day. The nation will honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives. The…

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The Kid Report: A Day of Remembering

August 25, 2021

The story “A Day of Remembering”—about the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Bellen Woodard shares her perspective. Bellen writes about an art…

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People

Can You Spell Victory?

July 9, 2021

Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde of Harvey, Louisiana, has won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She’s the first Black American to win the event, which has been running annually since 1925. Zaila's winning word: Murraya. That’s a type of tropical tree…

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Animals

First Pets

June 30, 2021

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden love dogs. They have a German shepherd named Major who lives with them at the White House. Their other dog, Champ, died in June at age 13. The dogs are part of…

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Sports

Greatest of All Time

June 24, 2021

She’s won seven national championships, 19 world titles, and five Olympic medals, four of them gold. Her leotards are already decorated with a rhinestone goat (a nod to her "greatest of all time," or GOAT, status). Is there anything left…

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Olympic Climber

June 23, 2021

Kyra Condie is a 24-year-old sport climber from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She started climbing at a birthday party when she was 10. This summer, she’ll be one of four athletes representing Team U.S.A. in the first-ever Olympic sport-climbing competition. TFK…

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Meet an Athlete

June 21, 2021

The world’s best athletes with a disability will compete at the Paralympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, from August 24 through September 5. Nicky Nieves is a Paralympic gold medalist. She’s on the United States Women’s Sitting National Team for volleyball.…

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