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Lin-Manuel Miranda

July 26, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, singer, composer, songwriter, rapper and actor, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on January 16, 1980, in New York City. He was…



Refugee Numbers at Record High

June 20, 2018

The world stands with refugees. That is the message of World Refugee Day. The day was established by the United Nations in 2016. It takes place each year on June 20. On June 19, the United Nations Refugee Agency…

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Sonia Sotomayor

June 12, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor (June 25, 1954—present) made history when she became the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. She assumed the role on August 8, 2009. Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Her…



Live from Kakuma

June 7, 2018

A tent is up. The stage is set. Speakers have polished their presentations. It’s all part of the preparation for TEDxKakumaCamp, which takes place Saturday, June 9, in a schoolyard at Kakuma refugee camp, in Kenya. The conference is the…


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Hanging Up Her Helmet

May 25, 2018

Race-car driver Danica Patrick is a legend. In 2008, she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. Now she’s retiring from the track. Patrick’s last race will be at the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day 2018. During Patrick’s…

Prince Harry Marries Meghan Markle


The Royal Wedding

May 21, 2018

Millions of people around the world watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. The ceremony was held at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Markle made headlines when she walked down the…


8 Questions for Amanda Gorman

April 27, 2018

In 2017, Amanda Gorman, then 19, was named the first National Youth Poet Laureate. She spoke with TFK’s Brian McGrath about how poetry can give voice to a new generation of leaders. Has poetry always been a part of your…


A Prince is Born

April 27, 2018

Britain’s royal family has a new member. Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their third child on April 23. The couple presented the baby to photographers just seven hours after his birth. Prince William said they…

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Standing Strong in Florida

March 14, 2018

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, returned to class on February 28 after a difficult two weeks away. The school had been closed since February 14, when a shooter there killed 14 students and three adults.…

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An Astronaut’s View

December 9, 2017

Former astronaut Terry Virts has had an unusual view of the world. He piloted the space shuttle Endeavour and spent 200 days on the International Space Station (ISS). While aboard the station, he took three spacewalks, conducted many experiments, and…