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New AI Protections

November 3, 2023

On October 30, President Joe Biden issued an executive order. It outlines the nation’s first regulations on artificial intelligence (AI) systems. These are standards for companies that make AI programs, such as ChatGPT. The new regulations require AI companies to…

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Their Day in Court

September 21, 2023

This summer, a group of kids in Montana took the state to court over climate change—and won. On August 14, Judge Kathy Seeley issued her decision. She said the state’s support of fossil fuels violated the kids’ right to a…

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Royal Celebration

May 8, 2023

Great Britain’s newly crowned King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave from Buckingham Palace, in London, on May 6. They were coronated at nearby Westminster Abb…

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TFK Explains: Trump’s Legal Troubles

April 14, 2023

On April 4, Donald Trump was indicted by a grand jury in New York. He is the first current or former United States president to be charged with criminal activity. Here are the details. What is an indictment? An…

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TFK Explains: Silicon Valley Bank Crisis

March 16, 2023

On March 10, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed. Customers feared they would lose their money. The United States government took over the bank to prevent a financial crisis. Here are the details. What is Silicon Valley Bank? SVB was…

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U.S. Downs Flying Objects

February 16, 2023

United States fighter jets shot down three flying objects, over Alaska, Canada, and Michigan, between February 10 and 12. Officials are trying to identify the objects. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been on heightened alert since earlier…

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State of the Union

February 9, 2023

President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address on February 7. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Much of the speech focused on the economy. Biden said his policies have created millions of jobs. He…

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A New Congress

January 6, 2023

The 118th United States Congress opened on January 3. Eighty-two new lawmakers were scheduled to be sworn in: 75 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate. These were the winners in November’s midterm elections. This year, the…

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Americans Vote in Midterms

November 9, 2022

On November 8, Americans voted in the 2022 midterm elections. These are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term, in order to elect members of the United States Congress. This branch of government represents the states in the federal…

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TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Here’s why these elections are important, and why voters are eager to head to the polls. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term,…

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