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Ready, Set, Race!

November 10, 2022

Runners jam the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, where the TCS New York City Marathon begins. The race was on November 6. Some 50,000 athletes took part.

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A Hard Recovery

November 10, 2022

When Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2004, it demolished Monty’s restaurant. Owner Diane Caputo needed more than three years to get her original location open again. When Hurricane Ian made landfall, this past September, the restaurant fared much…

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Opinion

Should Kids Have Smartphones?

November 10, 2022

Take a look at this photo. Remind you of anyone? Chances are, it does. According to Common Sense Media, 43% of kids 8 to 12 now own a smartphone. Is that a good thing? Many young people tell TIME for…

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Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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Time Off

A New Generation

November 9, 2022

Transformers: EarthSpark is a new animated series streaming on Paramount+. It’s based on the Transformers movies. The character Mo is voiced by Zion Broadnax (inset above, left), 11. Mo’s family moves from bustling Philadelphia to sleepy Witwicky, Pennsylvania. She and…

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Kids in the Kitchen

November 9, 2022

Dana Bowen (left) and Sara Kate Gillingham want to empower kids. Since 2017, they’ve run a cooking school for children in Brooklyn, New York. Now they’re sharing their lessons in their new cookbook, Dynamite Kids Cooking School. “Each one…

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Business

Musk Buys Twitter

November 4, 2022

Elon Musk became the new owner of Twitter on October 27. He also runs the electric carmaker Tesla and the rocket company SpaceX. Musk paid $44 billion for the social-media company. Many are wondering how Twitter will change now that…

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Got Butter?

November 3, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture says the butter supply is lower than usual: It fell about 20% from 2021. One cause is a slowdown in milk production. And the costs of cow feed and labor have gone up. But…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Animal Story?

November 3, 2022

Sir Väs, a deadly, seven-foot-long king cobra, escaped from its enclosure at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden, on October 22. A week later, after a desperate search, staff members were relieved to find that the snake had returned on its…

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World

Lego Lion

November 3, 2022

This giant lion was built using 850,000 Lego bricks. It’s a copy of a statue on the Chain Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary. The stone lion is being restored. The Le…

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Science

Operation Asteroid

November 3, 2022

Mission managers at NASA spent $330 million to send a refrigerator-size craft 7 million miles into space and punch an asteroid in the nose. We should all be very glad they did, because Earth now feels a little bit safer.…

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In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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8 Questions for Vanessa Nakate

November 2, 2022

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda, and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Celsey O’Hare. 1. What does it mean to be a UNICEF goodwill ambassador? I get…

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TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Here’s why these elections are important, and why voters are eager to head to the polls. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term,…

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TFK Press Club

What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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