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WASHINGTON - Arizona emergency management officials said they have safeguards in place that should prevent a false alarm like the one that rattled Hawaiian residents, who received an erroneous report of a ballistic missile attack. Read more

The Newbery and Caldecott medals honor children’s literature each year—in writing and illustration, respectively. Read more

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will take his place as our 45th president.

Inauguration Day, the day a new president takes the oath of office, is a frenzy of activity, filled with balls, parades and ceremonies.

The day starts with a morning worship service, a tradition started by... Read more

Thailand will OBSERVE a year of mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 13. The Thai king was 88 years old and had been head of the country for 70 years—he was the world’s longest reigning monarch.

King Bhumibol’s son, the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is set... Read more


Although TV ads tell us who to vote for, we actually do not vote for president—at least not directly. When voters cast their ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, they actually will elect other people to vote for them! This group that votes for president is called the electoral college.

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The Apennine Mountains northeast of Rome were rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Aug. 24. Hillside towns crumbled, many medieval structures were leveled, and even buildings that were supposed to be RETROFITTED to withstand an earthquake were destroyed.... Read more

The Summer Olympics are so fun to watch—amazing athletes, impressive medals and some cool sights... Read more

With the Fourth of July weekend here, a lot of families will be escaping the heat by packing up the car and heading to the mountains. The U.S. Forest Service wants you to have fun, but to also be really careful, especially when it comes to fire.

Fire season is upon us—as of press time, a... Read more