Chad Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman, known to millions as Black Panther, died of cancer Aug. 28 at the age of 43. Boseman portrayed real-life American heroes and legends like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, but he will forever be remembered for his DIGNIFIED role as a fictional... Read more

U.S. Rep. John Lewis
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America honored one of its greatest Civil Rights leaders last month after U.S. Rep. John Lewis lost his six-month battle with cancer on July 17. He was 80.

Lewis dedicated his life to peacefully pursuing equal rights for Americans and fighting discrimination. As a young man growing up in... Read more

Retardant dumped by plane. USWS photo by Tim Peterson
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Top Photo: Retardant dumped by plane. USWS photo by Tim Peterson

While wildfires play an important role in maintaining a diverse and healthy ecosystem, three major blazes helped along by hot, dry and... Read more

Dubbed the Demo-2 Mission, on board were long-time astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, heading for the International Space Station (ISS)
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Lightning delayed the launch by a few days, but when the 260-foot rocket powered its way into the sky on May 30, a long drought for America ended.

Dubbed the Demo-2 Mission, on board were long-time astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, heading for the International... Read more

Earth model made of clay.
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Earth Day was created in 1970 in hopes of bringing about environmental reform in America. It was started by Sen. Gaylord Nelson, from Wisconsin, after he learned about a terrible oil spill off the coast of California in 1969. He worked with Pete McCloskey, a Congressman, and Denis Hayes, a young... Read more

New Kid from Jerry Craft
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…and the 2020 winner of the oldest and top children’s book award in America goes to “New Kid” by author and graphic novel illustrator Jerry Craft!

For the first time a graphic novel has GARNERED the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious award from the American Library Association.... Read more

Kobe Bryant, one of the most celebrated players in NBA history, died in a helicopter crash last month that killed nine people. Bryant was 41 years old.
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Kobe Bryant, one of the most celebrated players in NBA history, died in a helicopter crash last month that killed nine people. Bryant was 41 years old.

Bryant played in high school in a Philadelphia suburb and racked up 2,883 points over the course of four years. In 1996, he entered the... Read more

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Australia is battling one of its worst brushfire seasons in recent memory. There are more than 200 fires burning. The fires started in September and have been fueled by record-breaking temperatures and severe drought.

“Climate change is exacerbating every risk factor for more frequent and... Read more

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Costa Rica is a small country with very big goals: to become the first country to be plastic-free and carbon-free by 2021!

Since 2014, the country’s energy has run on 99 percent renewable sources. In 2015, Costa Rica ran for 75 consecutive days on fully renewable energy, and they did it... Read more

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