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A young sea lion who was taken in last year by the Marine Mammal Care Center facility in San Pedro, California.

Sick Seals and Sea Lions Rescued in Record Numbers in California

“We’ve rescued about 400 animals already this year,” said Doctor Jeff Boehm, the executive director of the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, in a blog for National Geographic.  “Northern elephant seals, California sea lions,

The justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are, from left to right, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Stephen Breyer, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Samuel Alito, Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg are the two justices who disagreed with the majority in this case. Justice Kagan did not participate because she had been involved with the case in her previous job as U.S. Solicitor General.

US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

Not so long ago, Detroit, Michigan, resident Markeith Jones was in middle school. Now, he’s a high school student. And he’s already looking ahead to college – specifically, the University of Michigan. “This is my

American Meb Keflezighi celebrates after finishing first at Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon: A Race We All Won

“I did it for Boston,” Meb Keflezighi said, according to the New York Times, after finishing first in Monday’s Boston Marathon.  “This is probably the most meaningful victory for an American, just because of what

Meteor Shower Peaks Early Tuesday and Wednesday

If you see a bright object streaking across the night sky this week, don’t worry. It’s probably a meteor. Astronomers say the Lyrid meteor shower is hitting its peak early this week. So if you’re

New Mexico Girl Wins Battle to Play Ball with the Boys

Ten-year-old Jaelyn Bates loves to play basketball. And at Frey Basketball Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she’s reportedly one of the best players on her team – a team on which she’s the only girl.

Why Bunnies Are Not Good Easter Gifts

They’re warm and fuzzy and cute and cuddly. And they’re closely associated with Easter. What are we talking about? Little bunny rabbits. But if you’re thinking about asking mom or dad to buy you a

Schools Help Kids Prepare for Tornado Season

Kelsey Kincanon says she didn’t think tornado drills were such a big deal – until last November. That’s when a tornado hit her school – Southwestern Middle School in Lafayette, Indiana. “I just want (other

The Story of Easter

The egg is considered a symbol of life and rebirth. So at a season when it seems as if everything in the world is being reborn, it’s not surprising that the egg is one of

Kids Get to Ride on the ‘Popemobile’

It’s a memory that 11-year-old Livio Bastianelli and 11-year-old Davide Bianchi are likely to carry with them for the rest of their lives. After all, how many kids can say that they hitched a ride

A kid works on an Earth Day poster

Happy Earth Day!

According to Gabriella Biello, taking care of our planet’s health is a lot like taking care of our own health. “It is like smoking,” said Gabriella, a third grader at Millstone Township Elementary School in