Joshua Tree
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Joshua Tree National Park: A Desert at Risk

Joshua trees are in trouble. And sadly, this isn’t the first time these beautiful desert plants have been threatened.  In the early 1900s, people stripped Joshua trees and other plants from California’s deserts to replant … Read more

Academy Awards Ceremony
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The Oscars Take On the Issues

On February 24, people around the world will turn on the television to watch the Academy Awards. They’ll get to see their favorite stars and movies compete for the precious Oscar statuettes. They might also … Read more

Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone's North Entrance during government shutdown.
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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

Passengers waited in long lines at airports security checkpoints. Trash piled up in national parks. People with important cases in court had their hearing indefinitely postponed. This was all thanks to a partial government shutdown. … Read more

Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Imagine not being able to eat at a restaurant or go to a movie because of the color of your skin. Well, this could have happened to you if you lived in the United States … Read more