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Election 2010 Splits Congress
Election 2010 Splits Congress
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | November3,2010
The citizens of the United States have spoken on Election Day, it appears the balance of power has shifted in Congress.
Honoring Veterans
Honoring Veterans
by Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | November11,2010
November 11 is Veterans Day. On this day, Americans honor veterans, former members of the U.S. armed services. Today, Vice President Joe Biden laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the First Lady served food to...
Disaster in Indonesia
Disaster in Indonesia
by Glenn Greenberg
Scholastic News Online | November5,2010
Last night's volcanic eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi was the largest and latest disaster to hit the country in the past 10 days. The volcano's first eruption came hours after a powerful undersea earthquake...
Dogs Go For the Gold
Dogs Go For the Gold
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | October4,2010
Many people think of dogs as much more than pets. To some, dogs are super-smart, athletically gifted, indispensable friends to humans. Last week, canines from around the world literally jumped through hoops to prove them right.
Girls Build Special Playground
Girls Build Special Playground
by Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | October5,2010
Alanna Nixon and Paris Harrison wanted to give something to their community. And they wanted to think big. The two girls, then 11, set out to build a playground for children with special needs. The playground just opened, one year later.
Trapped Miners Finally Rescued
Trapped Miners Finally Rescued
by Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | October13,2010
On October 14, all 33 miners have been pulled to safety from a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile. The miners had been trapped underground there since August 5.
Pandas, Meet Your Pambassadors!
Pandas, Meet Your Pambassadors!
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | October26,2010
Ashley Robertson has loved pandas her entire life. Since she was a little girl growing up in Alabama, it has been her dream to go to China and volunteer to help save the endangered panda population...
The Goldilocks Planet
The Goldilocks Planet
by Tyrus Cukavac
Scholastic News Online | October6,2010
For hundreds of years, scientists have searched for a planet that could support human life like Earth. Last Wednesday, two scientists revealed that they may have found one. It's named Gliese 581g.
Class Pet?
Class Pet?
by Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | September14,2010
Monday was an odd day at Forest Lakes Elementary School in Oldsmar, Florida. That morning, crossing guard Denise Leone spotted something unusual making its way to class. This was no ordinary fifth-grader. This was an alligator.
From Florida to Ireland
From Florida to Ireland
by Laura Leigh Davidson
Scholastic News Online | October11,2010
Last week, 17-year-old Adam Flannery was walking along a pebble beach on Ireland's west coast when he saw a rubber-corked bottle with a note inside. The bottle was thrown into the ocean 16 months earlier by a teen in Florida.
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