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Electionary

August 3, 2020

You’ll be hearing a lot of these election words and terms during the next few months. Find out what they mean. campaign: a competition for public office; organized actions that a candidate takes in the effort to win an election…

Places

Tribal Lands Returned

July 29, 2020

The Esselen Tribe is a group of indigenous people in Monterey County, California. On July 27, the Esselen regained land that belonged to their ancestors. It is the first time they have gotten back any of their former territory, which…

People

In Memory

July 23, 2020

Congressman John Lewis affected people from all walks of life. Many saw him as an inspirational leader. After the news of Lewis’s death, there was an outpouring of tributes to him from public figures. Common themes include his courage, kindness,…

History

Passing of an Icon

July 20, 2020

Representative John Lewis, longtime congressman for Georgia, died on Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’s death in a statement on Monday. “Today, America mourns the loss of one…

Animals

A Funny Find

July 9, 2020

Do squirrels need to practice social distancing during the pandemic? No. Can humor get people through tough times? Definitely! On May 20, TIME for Kids got a kick out of this tiny sign in Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, New…

Sports

Name Change

July 6, 2020

The Cleveland, Ohio, Major League Baseball team has been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But that might change soon. On July 3, the organization announced it’s considering new names. “We are committed to engaging our community. . .…

Sports

Baseball Returns

June 24, 2020

Back in March, the Major League Baseball (MLB) season was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the league announced its comeback. The season is set to begin in late July and run until September 27. It…

Weather

Fires in Arizona

June 17, 2020

A wildfire burning northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, is now the largest active fire in the United States. That’s according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far, the fire has consumed more than 89,000 acres, or about 140 square miles.…

Government

Biden Secures Nomination

June 10, 2020

Who will be running against President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election? On June 2, several states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries. Three days later, the results were in: Joe Biden had won each of those…

People

Treasure Hunt

June 9, 2020

For years, thousands have traveled to the Rocky Mountains in search of hidden treasure. Adventurers were on the hunt for a bronze chest. It was said to be filled with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and gold. On June 6, news broke…