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State Races

November 9, 2018

In the midterm elections, 36 states elected a governor. At press time, Democrats had won 16 governorships. Seven were elected in states that currently have Republican governors. But Republicans are projected to win in Florida and Ohio. Those are states…

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Decision Time

October 26, 2018

On November 6, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Midterms are held halfway through a president’s four-year term in order to elect members of Congress. This year, there are also thousands of state and local elections. Thirty-six states will pick…



On the Move

October 26, 2018

A caravan of migrants from Central America set out from Honduras on October 13 with about 200 people. By October 22, it had reached Mexico, and the number of migrants had swelled to an estimated 7,000. The group is traveling…

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Votes for Teens

October 25, 2018

I will never forget the first time I cast a ballot. I was 19 years old, and I voted in the 2006 election for my next U.S. senator. Casting my vote inspired me: I realized I was helping to make…


Trade Battle

September 28, 2018

For more than 40 years, China and the United States have been trade partners. The countries have bought and sold each other’s goods, from technology to food and steel. Trade has helped each country grow its economy and fostered a…

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Judging a Judge

September 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced tough questions from Senate Democrats last week. That is when Senate confirmation hearings took place. The hearings were to decide if Kavanaugh, 53, should sit on the nation’s top court. President Donald Trump…

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A New Trade Deal

August 29, 2018

President Donald Trump is working to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is a trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It took effect in 1994. NAFTA allows for free trade in North America. It…

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Farewell to a Senator

August 27, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol building is flying at half-mast today, in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain passed away on Saturday, August 25, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 81. Leaders from both…

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A New Supreme Court Nominee

July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next person appointed to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on June 27. Trump announced…

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Justice Kennedy Retires

July 2, 2018

Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, is retiring. He made the announcement last week. Kennedy is one of the nine United States Supreme Court justices. He has been a justice for three decades. He joined the court in 1988. “It…