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The Greatest

September 22, 2022

This month, Serena Williams played what might have been her final match, at the 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, in New York City. After 27 years of playing the sport professionally, she has decided to step away. She leaves as…

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By the Numbers

September 14, 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? When Gil Bransford was a kid, he dreamed of being a…

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The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…

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History

Honoring Navajo Code Talkers

August 15, 2022

Navajo code talkers joined the United States Marines during World War II. It was their job to develop a code. The code was based on their native language. Messages sent by code talkers could not be understood by the Japanese…

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Holidays

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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One Week Left!

June 13, 2022

The deadline for entering the TFK Kid Reporter Contest is just one week away. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. Would you like to report for our magazines and website?…

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Contest Countdown

June 8, 2022

There are less than two weeks left to enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year.…

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People

The Comeback Kid

June 6, 2022

Harini Logan, 14, is the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. On June 2, Harini bested Vikram Raju, 12, during the 90-second lightning round. She spelled 22 words correctly. The winning word was moorhen. That’s a kind of bird. The…

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History

The History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2022

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 27, 2022. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

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TFK Goes to an All-Girls Chess Championship

May 25, 2022

The KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship took place April 22 to 24 in Chicago, Illinois. This contest has been running for 17 years. This year, it attracted about 400 competitors from all over the United States. The championship has six…

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