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TFK Sits Down with Janet Yellen

December 1, 2021

Janet Yellen is the 78th United States secretary of the treasury. She’s also the first woman to hold the job. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh interviewed Secretary Yellen in Washington, D.C. cBBiOqDH 1. Could you explain what the U.S. Treasury…

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Sports

Running Strong

November 12, 2021

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon on November 7, marking the race’s 50th running. For many, the day represented a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, measures were in…

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Culture

On This Land

November 10, 2021

On a sunny day in September, about 50 people gathered to break ground for a new school building in Everett, Washington. The city sits on the homeland of the Tulalip Tribes. The president of the school board acknowledged this in…

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Culture

The Kid Report: On This Land

November 10, 2021

The story "On This Land"—about honoring Native land—appears in this week's issue of TIME for Kids. Nathan Whittinghill attends middle school in the Mukilteo School District, in Washington State. Here, he writes about what land acknowledgement means to him and…

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Animals

Animal Rights

November 5, 2021

It’s a sunny afternoon at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. A monorail train approaches the elephant exhibit. A child screeches in delight as a female Asian elephant named Happy comes into view. Happy flaps her ears and wraps…

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Business

The Kid Report: Game On?

October 20, 2021

The story “Game On?”—about the impact of the pandemic on the board-game industry—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. TFK Kid Reporter Ethan played board games with his family during the pandemic. He writes about his experience below.…

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History

Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

Bill Greason is proud to be a veteran of the United States military. The 97-year-old fought during World War II as one of the first Black Marine recruits. Today, Greason lives in Birmingham, Alabama. “I loved being a Marine,” he…

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The Kid Report: Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

The story “Honoring Soldiers”—about the 100-year anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Matt and Nate Walters are part of a military family. They write about their experience below. Our dad…

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Environment

Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

A faulty underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. The spill may be the largest to occur in California since 2015. An…

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Environment

Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These trees are some of the largest in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

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