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Reclaiming the Past

November 2, 2018

Note: This article may be sensitive to Hopi people. The Native American exhibit at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, Germany, has hundreds of items on display, including clay pots and woven baskets. Many of the artifacts come from the Chugach…

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In the Middle

November 1, 2018

In Blended, 11-year-old Isabella splits her time between two families and two identities. Her parents are divorced. As she takes turns living with them, Isabella struggles to understand how the world sees her—and how she should see herself. Is she…

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Return of the Beasts

November 1, 2018

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the beasts are not merely magical creatures. They are heroes—and targets. Written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, the film is the second Fantastic Beasts movie in a planned series of five. It…

United States

Decision Time

October 26, 2018

On November 6, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Midterms are held halfway through a president’s four-year term in order to elect members of Congress. This year, there are also thousands of state and local elections. Thirty-six states will pick…

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8 Questions for Nate Silver

October 26, 2018

Nate Silver is a statistician and writer. He founded the website FiveThirtyEight, where he analyzes polls to predict election outcomes. TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee spoke with Silver about what the polls can tell us about the upcoming midterm elections.…

World

On the Move

October 26, 2018

A caravan of migrants from Central America set out from Honduras on October 13 with about 200 people. By October 22, it had reached Mexico, and the number of migrants had swelled to an estimated 7,000. The group is traveling…

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Shrinking Giant

October 25, 2018

A new study shows that Pando, one of the largest organisms on Earth, is shrinking. Pando lives in Fishlake National Forest, in Richfield, Utah. Its name is Latin for “I spread.” The group of 47,000 aspen trees has a single…

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Ben's Big Adventure

October 25, 2018

We know Benjamin Franklin as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Now we get to see what he may have been like as a boy. Gen-Z Media has created a podcast called Young Ben Franklin. Listeners are…

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Votes for Teens

October 25, 2018

I will never forget the first time I cast a ballot. I was 19 years old, and I voted in the 2006 election for my next U.S. senator. Casting my vote inspired me: I realized I was helping to make…

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Kid Power

October 24, 2018

CHELSEA CLINTON is the daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But Chelsea is more than just a famous daughter. She’s an activist. That’s a person working to make the world a better place.…

Technology

Lifesaving Drones

October 19, 2018

For several days, 2-year-old Ghislane had been screeching in pain. Fever racked her tiny body. A nurse at the local clinic in central Rwanda told her mother that Ghislane’s blood cells were being attacked by malaria. There was nothing the…

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Health

Food for Thought

October 19, 2018

In a lab at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, scientist Margaret Morris is giving her rats a memory test. She sets them in their usual box. But she has rearranged the objects in the box. Some rats…

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Michael's Fury

October 19, 2018

Hurricane Michael tore into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, leaving a trail of destruction as it traveled inland to Georgia and up the East Coast to Virginia. At press time, officials had confirmed that at least 26 people were…

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Journey's End

October 18, 2018

At the tail end of summer, Hailey Dawson stepped up to the plate at Angel Stadium, in Anaheim, California. The 8-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada, was about to throw the ceremonial first pitch. She was also about to achieve her…

Technology

Facebook Cracks Down

October 18, 2018

Facebook said this month that it has removed more than 800 accounts and pages that spread misinformation. In a statement, the social-media company said these accounts and pages use “sensational political content” to drive traffic to their websites. It added…

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Uncovering History

October 18, 2018

Two Roads, by JOSEPH BRUCHAC (pictured), tells the story of 12-year-old Cal and his dad, Pop. It’s set in 1932, during the Great Depression, when many people struggled with poverty. Pop, an Army veteran, joins a march on Washington, D.C.,…

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Realms of Wonder

October 18, 2018

In Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a young girl named Clara goes to a holiday party and finds the key to a priceless treasure. She loses the key when she is transported to another realm. There, Clara meets…

Environment

Climate Crisis

October 12, 2018

The worst effects of climate change could happen sooner than expected. That’s the warning of a report released October 8 by the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change. The panel included 91 scientists from 40 countries. They analyzed thousands…