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Kids getting ready to plant a tree

Kids Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting Trees

There’s a new tree outside Morton Elementary School in Marysville, Michigan – a tree planted by kids.   They planted it on Friday – an October Glory Maple tree, according to the Times Herald newspaper.

Is This a Bad Word?

  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “feminism” means “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.”   That’s exactly what Sophie Thomas believes.   And that’s why she owns

An anti-bullying sign

Pennsylvania Kid Stands Tall Against Cancer and Bullies

  Ten-year-old Dominic Zaffino had had enough.   “Practically every day, someone (at school) would either say, ‘I’m taller than you,’ or ‘You’re short,’ or something like that,” he told Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, TV station WTXF.

How Kids Celebrated Earth Day

    Nicole Couteau summed up the message behind Earth Day in a single sentence.   “It’s really about preserving this beautiful environment, which we already have, and making it better,” she told the Herald-Mail,

Girls getting ready to perform at a Cinco de Mayo festival in the city of Hobbs, New Mexico.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

  If you live in an area with a decent-sized Mexican-American community, you’ve probably heard of a holiday called Cinco de Mayo.   But do you know what the holiday celebrates?   Do you even

Judge Okays NFL Concussion Settlement

  A federal judge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a settlement that could eventually pay out more than one billion dollars to thousands of retired National Football League players.   The settlement sets up a

Is a Chimp a Person? Case Moves Forward in New York Court

Hercules and Leo live on New York’s Long Island.   But if an animal-rights group gets its way, they’ll soon be living in Florida.   Hercules and Leo are chimpanzees.   And right now, they’re

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the Boston Marathon on Monday.

This Time, Boston Marathon Winner Gets to Enjoy Victory

  When Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon two years ago, his victory soon became almost an afterthought.   A few hours after he crossed the finish line on April 15, 2013, a pair of

The Field of Empty Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum consists of 168 sculpted chairs, lined up in rows – one for each of the people who died as a result of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.

The Chairs Have Names

  Twenty years have passed.   But Helena Garrett has not forgotten.   She can’t forget.   Because the absence of what she lost is always there to remind her.   “He was a beautiful,

A bar of soap

Global Youth Service Day: A Chance for Kids to Help Make the World Better

Sometimes, all it takes to make someone’s life better is something simple – like a bar of soap.   That’s something the kids at North Star Academy in Duluth, Minnesota, found out.   And they