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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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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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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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World

War in Ukraine

March 4, 2022

Russian forces launched an attack on Ukraine. It happened on February 24. The next day, Russian troops got close to the country’s capital. The move came after weeks of troop buildup. The troops were along Ukraine’s borders. Volodymyr…

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State of the Union

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden gave the State of the Union address on March 1. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Biden said Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, would “pay a price” for invading Ukraine. And he praised Ukrainians for…

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Supreme Court Nominee

March 3, 2022

On February 25, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If the U.S. Senate confirms her nomination, she will replace Justice Stephen Breyer. He’s retiring. Jackson has worked for many years as a federal…

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California Water Laws

January 13, 2022

New rules in California put limits on outdoor water usage. They are meant to combat drought. The State Water Resources Control Board voted for the restrictions. The votes were cast on January 4. The rules include no lawn-watering for 48…

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TFK Sits Down with Janet Yellen

December 1, 2021

Janet Yellen is the 78th United States secretary of the treasury. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh interviewed her in Washington, D.C. cBBiOqDH 1. Could you explain what the U.S. Treasury does? The Treasury department is concerned with making sure that…

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Educating the Country

May 5, 2021

Once a teacher, always a teacher! I met the secretary of education, Miguel Cardona, at the Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. I could instantly tell that he’s a true teacher at heart. Miguel Cardona was sworn in as the…

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Health

A COVID Milestone

April 23, 2021

On April 18, the United States reached a milestone. About 130 million adults had gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s half of all the adults in the country. This data comes from the U.S. Centers for…

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