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Here are the top ten articles for the News for Kids Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Famous Explorers Timeline
Many famous explorers have helped shape the world we live in today. They went to great lengths to discover new lands and bodies of water, and they made their way into history.
2. President's Surprise Stop at Football Practice
US President Barak Obama made a surprise visit to a high school football practice on his Midwestern bus tour. He gave words of hope and inspiration to the team, visited with the coach and took a few pictures. What words of wisdom did the leader of the free world share with the team, and what did the
3. Iran Releases American Hikers
After 781 days in an Iranian prison, Scott Fattal and Shane Bauer were released Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Finally free to speak of their emprisonment, they strongly condemned the Iranian government.
4. Japan Devistated After Earthquake, Tsunami Strike
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, followed within minutes by a 30 foot wall of water. The world watched, horrified as the death toll rose in the island country.
5. Fun Facts about US Presidents
We know the names, dates and the highlights of many of the US presidents. But there's more to these men than meets the eye ... or the hsitory page!
6. Airline Safety Regulations Irritating
Nine years after the United States went to war with terrorists, our airports are still trying to find the balance between making passengers secure and making them angry. How much security is just too much?
7. Air Show Disasters
Two air show disasters happened within 24 hours of each other over the weekend of September 17-18, 2011. One, in which fans suffered injury and casualties, was the worst in US history.
8. Girl's Dream Grows After Death
For her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith wanted friends and family to make donations to Charity:Water in leiu of gifts. Killed in a car accident only a couple of weeks later, Rachel's life continues to change the world.
9. 'Wheels Down' Marks End of Space Shuttle Era
The 30 year space shuttle has ended. It gave us satellites, space probes and the International Space Station. What's next for NASA and the astruonauts we've come to admire?
10. Start a Book Club for the Summer...Or Longer
Looking for something to do in the heat of long summer days? Why not start a kid's book club?
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