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Ready, Set, Count!

January 31, 2020

On an island in Alaska, the 2020 U.S. Census is underway. Census workers started counting residents of Toksook Bay on January 21. The census happens every 10 years. It’s an official count of people living in the U.S. The first…

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Trump Impeached

December 19, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to impeach President Donald Trump. To impeach a president means to charge him or her with a crime. A trial in the Senate will now decide whether he is guilty or innocent.…

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Impeachment Update

December 13, 2019

Nancy Pelosi made a big announcement on December 5. She said the U.S. House of Representatives will begin writing a document called the “articles of impeachment” against President Donald Trump. “The president’s actions have clearly violated the Constitution,” Pelosi says.…

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Remaking Money

December 13, 2019

Imagine you’ve been saving to buy a new scooter. Finally, you’re ready to make the purchase, but your envelope of cash is missing. You search for it. Then you make a shocking discovery: Your brother accidentally put the envelope through…

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Community

Kids Decide

November 8, 2019

P.S. 139, in Brooklyn, New York, has a school garden where students grow their favorite fruits and vegetables. It also has a school cookbook filled with recipes that use those foods, as well as a technology club, a soccer club,…

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TFK Explains: The Impeachment Process

October 4, 2019

On September 24, the U.S. House of Representatives said it would start an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. What is an impeachment inquiry? If a U.S. president is suspected of committing “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,”…

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Election 2020

Democrats Debate in Houston

September 17, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas — Ten candidates went head-to-head at the third Democratic debate. It took place on September 12 at Texas Southern University, in Houston. The debates will help decide who will be the Democratic party’s nominee in the 2020 presidential…

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TFK Explains: Hong Kong Protests

September 20, 2019

It has been more than three months since protests started in Hong Kong. Here, TFK explains. Why did the protests begin? On June 9, hundreds of thousands of people joined a march to oppose a bill. The bill would have…

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Health

Water Worries

September 13, 2019

There’s a major problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. Tests show it contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from a network of old and worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years…

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Hong Kong Protests Continue

August 5, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong gathered in large numbers on Monday. They staged demonstrations at shopping malls, at government offices, and on a major highway. In many places, the protests grew chaotic. Dozens of people were arrested. Police officers released tear…