Maya Angelou and Sally Ride
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Special Coins Honor Women

The United States Mint makes coins. The Mint recently announced a new four-year program. It will honor women who did important things in the United States. Their images will appear on quarters starting in January, … Read more

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Summer Travel: How Does GPS Work?

A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a system with three parts: satellites, ground stations, and receivers. More than 30 satellites circle Earth. They send out constant signals. Ground stations use radar to track the satellites. … Read more

Texas African American History Memorial
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UPDATE: Juneteenth has become the newest United States federal holiday. It is now one of twelve federal holidays, which include Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. It is the first new federal holiday since … Read more