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More Hurricanes Slam United States

Can you imagine a storm the size of Texas? Hurricane Irma was that big! From September 6th through 9th, Hurricane Irma hit several islands in the Caribbean Sea. Many people on these islands were trapped. … Read more

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What the United Nations Does

September 21st is the International Day of Peace. This is a day created by the United Nations. Let’s look at the United Nations and what they do. World War II left much of Europe in … Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looking warily at Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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German Elections and Fake News

On September 24th, Germany will have an election to decide who will be the Chancellor (the leader of the government) of Germany. Angela Merkel has been Chancellor since 2005. Many believe she will win again. … Read more

The hallway outside the chambers for the House of Representatives is usually empty in August.
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What Does Congress Do During Recess?

Do you enjoy recess? So do our country’s leaders. Congress [the law-making branch of the US government] takes a summer recess. It lasts five weeks. Congress does not play during recess. Congress people leave Washington … Read more

During the summer, temperatures can get to be above 100 degrees in many parts of the country.
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The Dangers of Heat

August means summer is full swing. You might be ready for a break from the summer heat. But summer heat waves can cause more than just inconvenience. Summer heat can have a big effect on … Read more

Families celebrate Labor Day in many different ways.
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What Is Labor Day?

Labor Day is a holiday [a day when schools and businesses close]. It celebrates American workers. Schools close for Labor Day. Labor unions suggested Labor Day. Labor unions are groups of workers. They make sure … Read more