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Animal Action

February 14, 2024

In December, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) turned 50. It has rescued hundreds of animals and plants from going extinct. The ESA passed in 1973. It directed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to…

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Sports

Super Bowl History

February 9, 2024

The Super Bowl is America’s biggest sports event. More than 100 million people tune in to watch the big game. Let’s take a look at its history. There used to be two competing professional football leagues: the National Football League…

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Sports

Messi in Miami

January 18, 2024

Lionel Messi is the greatest living soccer player. He might be the best ever to have played the world’s most popular game. In 2022, he led Argentina to its first World Cup win in nearly four decades. And on July…

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Careers

Girl Power

January 16, 2024

Melinda French Gates is a businesswoman and philanthropist. She’s a cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s largest private charitable organizations. She’s also an author and an advocate. When I spoke with French Gates, she…

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Young Game Changers

8 Questions for Sariel Sandoval & Claire Vlases

January 16, 2024

In December, TFK Kid Reporter Ninis Twumasi presented the TIME Earth Award at an event in New York City. It was given to the 16 plaintiffs who sued Montana for violating their right to a clean environment. Before the event,…

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Sports

Wolverine Win

January 11, 2024

Michigan’s Blake Corum is tackled by Washington’s Elijah Jackson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, on January 8. Corum ran for 134 yards, s…

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Government

TFK Explains: Primaries and Caucuses

January 5, 2024

Election season begins on January 15, with Iowa’s caucuses. State caucuses and primaries are held before every presidential election. The Republican and Democratic Parties hold them to select a candidate in the general election. TFK explains the differences between primaries…

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Business

Tech Industry Shake-Up

December 1, 2023

Recently, the tech industry was shaken up. The CEO of OpenAI was fired over disagreements about how to safely build artificial intelligence. OpenAI is the company that created the chatbot ChatGPT. Sam Altman ran the company. But on November 17,…

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Community

A Right Turn?

November 10, 2023

San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and other cities are rethinking an old traffic law. With rising accident rates, many officials want to ban right turns at red lights. Since the 1970s, most cities in the United States have allowed drivers…

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Food and Nutrition

Hunger on the Rise

November 10, 2023

Millions of Americans cannot afford to buy enough food. That’s according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It found that the number of households facing food insecurity jumped to 17 million in 2022, from…

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