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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…

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Farewell to a Senator

August 27, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol building is flying at half-mast today, in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain passed away on Saturday, August 25, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 81. Leaders from both…

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A New Supreme Court Nominee

July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next person appointed to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on June 27. Trump announced…

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Justice Kennedy Retires

July 2, 2018

Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, is retiring. He made the announcement last week. Kennedy is one of the nine United States Supreme Court justices. He has been a justice for three decades. He joined the court in 1988. “It…


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A Historic Meeting

June 13, 2018

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a meeting on June 12. The two met for a summit on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president has met face-to-face with a…

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TFK: Making Headlines

June 11, 2018

On May 30, I went to the White House Sports and Fitness Day. I was there to cover the announcement of the new President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. I arrived at the White House, went through security and…



TFK Explains: The Facebook Data Breach

April 13, 2018

What exactly happened? Cambridge Analytica is a political data company. It is based in the United Kingdom. In 2014, the company collected personal information about Facebook users. It used that information to get to know American voters. Its purpose was…

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The Kid in Charge

February 26, 2018

Many kids have been bullied. Fifth grader Dom Peters decided to do something about it. He ran for office. On January 8, Dom, 11, was sworn in as Oregon’s first Kid Governor. Fifth graders across the state elected him. He…


Justice for All

February 16, 2018

September 4, 1957, was supposed to be the first day of school for 14-year-old Carlotta Walls. But as she and eight other black teenagers approached Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas, they were met by angry protesters. Members of…

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TFK Explains: The Government Shutdown

January 26, 2018

On January 20, the United States government shut down for three days. Why? Here, TFK explains. What is a shutdown? A government shutdown happens when Congress cannot come together to approve a federal budget. Some functions of the U.S. government…