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A New Tax Law

January 8, 2018

On December 22, President Donald Trump signed a new $1.5 trillion tax bill into law. The law went into effect on January 1. It is the biggest change to U.S. tax law since 1986. At a signing ceremony in the…

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Flynn Pleads Guilty

December 7, 2017

Michael Flynn briefly served as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser. On December 1, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He also agreed to cooperate with the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016…

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A Fair Internet?

December 4, 2017

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to put rules in place that would give people equal access to the Internet. The rules were designed to ensure net neutrality. Under current FCC guidelines, Internet service providers are not allowed…

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No Texting Allowed

November 13, 2017

It’s illegal in 47 states to text while driving. But walking? On October 25, Honolulu, Hawaii, made it against the law to text or look down at an electronic device while crossing the street. Lawmakers hope this will solve a…


Trump Visits Asia

November 13, 2017

President Donald Trump kicked off a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia on November 3. The goals are to strengthen ties with the region and promote fair trade. Trump will also work to ease tensions with North Korea. The United States…

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In Need of Repair

November 6, 2017

Nearly 150 years ago, workers hammered the last spike in America’s transcontinental railroad, linking the country from coast to coast. Then came Grand Central Terminal, an opulent train station in New York City. The Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco.…


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TFK Explains: The Russia Investigation

November 6, 2017

Robert Mueller has filed the first charges in the Russia investigation. Here’s what you need to know. What is the Russia investigation? During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Russians broke into the computer systems of Republican and Democratic Party leaders.…


TFK Explains: Spain

October 30, 2017

In October, people in Catalonia, a region of Spain, voted to secede. Here’s what you need to know. What is Catalonia? Spain is a country in Europe that is made up of 17 regions. Catalonia is one of these regions.…


A Test of Tolerance

October 27, 2017

On any given day, a train carrying immigrants arrives at the station in Malmö, Sweden. The people who get off do not speak Swedish or share the country’s customs. But they hope to make Sweden their home. Since 2013, hundreds…

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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,…