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Joe Biden Becomes 46th President of the United States
On January 20, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States.
Joe Biden To Be 46th US President
Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th president of the United States.
Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine and Rights Activist, Dies at 96
New Orleans-based chef Leah Chase was one of the most prominent experts on Creole cooking in the world. At her upscale restaurant, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, she served Louisiana Creole dishes: barbecued ribs, stuffed crab, gumbo. Leah Chase passed away last […]
Investigation Into US President Ends
An investigation into possible illegal activities by Donald Trump, the president of the United States, and people involved in his election campaign, is over. The investigation, which was headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, took two years. Mueller and his […]
She Said, He Said: A Big Week For Political Testimony
Politics heated up last week in Canada and in the United States. In both countries, people were giving “testimony” about their leaders–Justin Trudeau (Canada) and Donald Trump (United States). “Testimony,” in this case, is when people make a public statement […]
Former US President George Bush Dead at 94
The body of former US president George Bush will “lie in state” in Washington, DC, and then return to Texas for burial.
George Bush was the 41st president of the United States. (He is not to be confused with his son, George W. Bush, who was also a US president, from 2001 to 2009.)
George Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.
Mid-Term Election Puts Democrats In Control Of US House Of Representatives
The House of Representatives in the United States is now controlled by the Democrats. The Senate remains in the control of the Republicans.
The Democrats and Republicans are two political parties in the United States (groups of people with very different ideas about how the country should be run). US President Donald Trump is a Republican.
On Nov. 6, the United States had a big election, called the “mid-term” elections. Americans vote for who they wanted to represent them in two main branches of their government: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Canadian Scientist Shares Nobel Prize For Physics
The Nobel Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world.
Dr. Strickland will share the prize with Dr. Gérard Mourou of France and Dr. Arthur Ashkin of the United States.
All three scientists won for their work creating tiny (miniature) tools using lasers.
The prize is $1.28 million. It will be divided among the three scientists. Half the money will go to Dr. Ashkin. Dr. Strickland and Dr. Mourou will share the other half.
What You Need To Know About NAFTA and USMCA
A big agreement was just made between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
It’s complicated–too complicated to explain fully here–but it’s good to have an idea about what it is and why it is important.
Back in 1994, the US, Canada and Mexico made a deal to all become “trading partners.” That means, each country would partner with the others to make it easy to buy and sell things and services back and forth. That deal was called NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
When countries don’t have a deal like that, it’s sometimes hard for one country to sell things to another country.