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Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

July 17, 2018

Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858—January 6, 1919) was the 26th president of the United States. He pushed the country toward progressive social and economic reforms. Theodore Roosevelt stares down from Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota. He is alongside giants: George…

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France Wins!

July 16, 2018

France beat Croatia 4–2 on July 15 to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The win makes France a two-time world soccer champion. The country took its first World Cup title in 1998. The World Cup is held every four…

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Monsters on Holiday

July 13, 2018

Everyone deserves a vacation. Even monster families. In Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Dracula goes on a luxurious monster cruise with his daughter Mavis, her husband Johnny, and their young son Dennis. Drac’s a widower. He starts to feel…

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Susan B. Anthony

July 12, 2018

Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820—March 13, 1906) was a pioneer in the movement for women’s suffrage in the United States. She laid the foundation for the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony…

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Abraham Lincoln

July 12, 2018

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States. He led the country through the Civil War and worked to end slavery. He was assassinated early in his second term. Abraham Lincoln was born…

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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…

Environment

Changing the Tide for Coral Reefs

July 9, 2018

Hawaii lawmakers are on a mission to save coral reefs. On July 3, Hawaii governor David Ige signed a bill to help. It bans sunscreens containing chemicals that are harmful to reefs. It is the first bill of its kind…

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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

July 6, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Natalie Chen and Gabrielle Hurd review two of summer's most exciting new books. Book Title: My Year in the Middle Author: Lila Quintero Weaver Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Natalie Chen Genre: Historical Fiction …

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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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TFK Kid Reporter Summer Book Reviews

June 29, 2018

TFK Kid Reporters Gitanjali Rao and Simar Khanuja review two of summer's most buzz-worthy books. Book Title: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Author: Stacy McAnulty Reviewed by: TFK Kid Reporter Gitanjali Rao Genre: Realistic Fiction Number of pages:…

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Fires Rage in California

June 27, 2018

On Tuesday, wildfires continued to spread through a rural area of Northern California. The area is still recovering from last year’s devastating fires. The Pawnee Fire is the biggest blaze. It began on Saturday evening. So far, it has destroyed…

Science

Malaria Test Wins Prize

June 25, 2018

A Ugandan inventor has won a major engineering prize for developing a new test for malaria. The mosquito-borne disease is a leading cause of death in Africa. Brian Gitta, 25, won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for inventing a…

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Science with Nate

June 22, 2018

Eight-year-old Nate Butkus remembers what sparked his curiosity about the universe. “I first got interested when I saw a picture of Uranus,” Nate told TIME for Kids, referring to the seventh planet from the sun. But it wasn’t just space…

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Brainstorming a Business

June 21, 2018

Have you ever chewed a piece of gum only to be disappointed when it lost its flavor after a few minutes? If so, you’re not alone. A group of students from Emerson Elementary School, in Oakland, California, also find…

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Refugee Numbers at Record High

June 20, 2018

The world stands with refugees. That is the message of World Refugee Day. The day was established by the United Nations in 2016. It takes place each year on June 20. On June 19, the United Nations Refugee Agency…

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Soccer Excitement

June 18, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is off to a roaring start. The international soccer competition is held every four years. It lasts for a month. This year, the competition is held in Russia. The opening games were played on June…

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Cool Science

June 15, 2018

When scientist and author Jack Challoner was a kid, he asked a lot of questions: What is air made of? Why is glass transparent? Why does sugar dissolve in water? He spent summers in his family’s garden doing science experiments…

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Bridging the Arts Gap

June 14, 2018

Jayden Hairston was frustrated. More than anything in the world, he wanted to learn how to sing. His elementary school in Yonkers—just north of New York City—didn’t offer the music instruction he needed. So he begged his parents to sign…

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

June 14, 2018

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706—April 17, 1790) was a scientist, an inventor, a writer, and a statesman. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. At the…

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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…