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Teen reporters interview Senate candidates about gun control and immigration

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If you were born in 2000, there’s a good chance you will be eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab’s Mason Berger reports on how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence. Continue reading

Youth vote in America: Why these teens say low voter turnout days are done

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Why do young people hold some of the lowest voter turnout levels in the U.S.? Is it really their fault? NewsHour’s teen reporters talk about the youth vote in America and why the 2018 elections could see young people voting in historic numbers. Continue reading

Suspect arrested in bomb scares of top Democrats

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Use this PBS lesson to learn about the explosive packages that were sent to 13 top Democrats. Continue reading

#MonitoringTheMidterms: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh wraps up

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Use this lesson with your students to discuss Thursday’s news that the FBI has wrapped up their investigation on sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading

Teaching Moment: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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Watch NewsHour reporters’ recap of Thursday’s testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. Then listen and discuss students’ reactions from around the country before Thursday’s hearing. Continue reading

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