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8 Questions for Mandy Manning

September 26, 2018

Mandy Manning teaches immigrant and refugee children in Spokane, Washington. She is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. TFK’s Lina Mai spoke with her about Manning’s goals as an educator and the potential she sees in every student. 1.…


8 Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

September 21, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina U.S. Supreme Court justice. She spoke to TFK’s Kio Herrera about her childhood, her career, and her new book. 1. What inspired you to write The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor? I wanted to…


Judging a Judge

September 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions from Senate Democrats last week. That is when Senate confirmation hearings took place. The hearings were to decide if Kavanaugh, 53, should sit on the nation’s top court. President Donald Trump…


In Memory

August 31, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., flew at half-mast last week in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain died on Saturday, August 25, after being diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago. He was 81. …


A New Trade Deal

August 29, 2018

President Donald Trump is working to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It took effect in 1994. NAFTA allows for free trade in North America. It…


Farewell to a Senator

August 27, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol building is flying at half-mast today, in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain passed away on Saturday, August 25, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 81. Leaders from both…

Food and Nutrition

Animals Go Free

August 22, 2018

Do you pay attention to the packaging of your favorite foods? Many people do. Sometimes, they see things they want to change. Take Nabisco’s popular Barnum’s Animals Crackers. The snack company began making the crackers in 1902. For more…


Space History for Sale

July 23, 2018

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. He was commander of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he famously said as he…


A President Abroad

July 18, 2018

President Donald Trump returned to Washington, D.C., on July 16 after a seven-day trip abroad. The president began his trip on July 11 with a visit to Belgium. He attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, held in Brussels.…


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…