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A Presidential First in North Korea

July 1, 2019

On June 30, President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. There, he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The historic visit began in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South…

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Democrats Debate

June 26, 2019

The race to become the next president of the United States is on. A record-setting 24 Democrats are campaigning for the 2020 election. Twenty of them will face off in debates to be held tonight and tomorrow in Miami, Florida.…


Protests in Hong Kong

June 18, 2019

There have been massive protests on the streets of Hong Kong this month. It’s estimated that about 2 million people have taken part. That’s more than a quarter of the country’s population. Protests began on June 9. Organizers say about…


Trump Visits the United Kingdom

June 3, 2019

On Monday, United States president Donald Trump began a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom. On a state visit, a country’s leader makes a formal visit to another country. State visits can strengthen ties between nations. Trump and First…


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Mueller Breaks His Silence

May 29, 2019

On Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller formally ended his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also made clear that he would prefer not to testify before Congress. “The report is my testimony,” he told a group…


Trade War Continues

May 13, 2019

China will increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods. Tariffs are taxes on imported goods. China announced the tariff increases on Monday. They will take effect June 1. The increases are the result of a trade battle between…

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TFK Explains: The Mueller Report

April 26, 2019

On April 18, the Mueller report was released to Congress and the public. Here, TFK explains. What is the Mueller report? It is a 448-page report about an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. What did Mueller investigate?…

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TFK Explains: National Emergencies

February 22, 2019

President Donald Trump declares a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. What is a national emergency? In 1976, Congress passed the National Emergencies Act. It allows the president to declare a national emergency if he or she thinks there is…

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Border Fight

January 25, 2019

In early January, President Donald Trump went to McAllen, Texas. He wanted to make his case for building a wall along the southern U.S. border. “What [we] need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said. “Whether it’s…


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Back to Class

January 25, 2019

Public school teachers in Los Angeles returned to classrooms on January 23. This was after a six-day strike. The strike ended when an agreement was reached. The agreement is between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union that…