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A Busy Congress

September 19, 2017

Congress returned to work on September 5 after a five-week summer recess. The House of Representatives and the Senate must address some major issues before the end of the year. They include aid for hurricane victims, funding for the government,…

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Crime Fighters

September 18, 2017

TFK visits an FBI facility to watch its agents in action. Seven FBI agents search a house. A criminal suspect is hiding in a bedroom. The agents send in a small, remote-controlled robot. It scans the path ahead. The robot…

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TFK Explains: North Korea

September 12, 2017

North Korea has been in the news. The country’s leader has been testing nuclear weapons. Here’s what you need to know about the situation. North Korea recently tested nuclear weapons. Why? North Korea has one of the world’s largest armies.…

Protesters gather in Boston on August 19 to rally against white supremacists and racists

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Marching Against Hate

August 21, 2017

Thousands of counterprotesters marched through Boston on August 18. It was in response to a “free speech” rally that took place one week after deadly clashes erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. That rally was organized to…

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Change in America

February 3, 2017

Two and a half months after his stunning Election Day win, Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20 as the 45th president of the United States. People traveled to Washington, D.C., from across the country to witness the event.…

United States

Change in America

February 3, 2017

On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Two and a half months after his stunning Election Day win, Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20 as the 45th president of…

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The Next President

November 18, 2016

Donald Trump is elected the 45th president of the United States. In a stunning upset, voters elected Republican candidate Donald J. Trump the 45th president of the United States. They had to wait until the early hours of November 9…

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Picking a President

September 16, 2016

On November 8, Americans will elect the next president of the United States. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the main candidates for the job. In 2008, Barack Obama was elected president. He took office in January 2009 and is…

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A Plan for Iran

April 24, 2015

World leaders have been locked in a battle about Iran's nuclear-power program for years. On April 2, Iranian officials agreed to the outline of a deal with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany. Years of negotiations and…

Business

Scrap Metal

March 21, 2014

It has been clear for years that U.S. shoppers and businesses have little interest in dollar coins. Banks returned so many of them to the Federal Reserve that the Treasury stopped making them in 2011, except to meet the demands…