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Election 2020

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…

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History

Landmark Law

July 28, 2020

In 1952, Judy Heumann went to register for kindergarten. But the principal stepped in. He told Heumann’s mom that her daughter was not allowed to attend the school. That was because Heumann had a disability. As a child, she had…

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Election 2020

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…

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Historic Win

June 4, 2020

Eight states and Washington, D.C., held primary elections on June 2, amid nationwide protests and a coronavirus pandemic. In what could be a sign of the times, the winners in many of these races were women of color. For primary…

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Health

COVID-19 Testing

April 24, 2020

After weeks of following stay-at-home orders, many people in the United States are eager to get back to work. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, some 22 million Americans have lost jobs. Governors are under pressure to reopen state economies. Last…

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Impeachment Trial Ends

February 6, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended on February 5, when the United States Senate voted against removing him from office. In a U.S. impeachment trial, 67 votes are needed to find the president guilty. The senators voted on…

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President on Trial

January 24, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began on January 21 in Washington, D.C. It’s being held in the U.S. Senate. All 100 senators are the jury. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is the judge. On December 18, the…

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Ready, Set, Count!

January 24, 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 6, 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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