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Current Events for Kids – Weekly Blog Recap

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Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.

 

Westminster Winner

Time to cheer! King the wire fox terrier became America’s top dog at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Wire fox terriers have won Best in Show at the famous dog show 15 times—far more often than any other breed. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3884

King, a wire fox terrier, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

 

Peanuts Strike Out

One baseball team hit a homerun when they knocked peanuts out of the ballpark! Hartford Yard Goats is a Double-A baseball team from Hartford, Connecticut. Officials just announced the entire Yard Goats’ stadium will be peanut-free. They are “covering all the bases.” Cracker Jacks, peanuts, and other foods will no longer be served. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3899

FILE – In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Hartford Yard Goats players warm up before the team’s first ever game in Hartford, Conn. The Double-A team say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Park in 2019 to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
 

Mars Weather NASA’s newest lander is now offering daily reports on the red planet’s winter. And guess what? It’s coooold. Last week’s high temps were in the low single-digits Fahrenheit. But watch those nightly lows—around 138 degrees below zero! Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3909

This Dec. 6, 2018 image made available by NASA shows the InSight lander. The scene was assembled from 11 photos taken using its robotic arm. The two white stalks between the center and the solar panels are weather sensors. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the high and low temperatures online, along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from the InSight lander. (NASA via AP)

 

China’s Confusion over Births

After limiting family size since 1979, China realized it had set itself up for a demographic crisis—an aging society that could not support itself economically. Top leaders have changed national policy to encourage more births, but local governments aren’t on board. Local rules still allow levying heavy fines on parents of multiple children—money that helps fund local government operations. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5184

In this Jan. 19, 2019, photo, a nurse feeds a newborn baby at a hospital in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui province. Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China’s leaders are desperate to encourage higher fertility rates. But the country’s bureaucrats don’t seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law. That has sparked outrage among the public, who are venting their anger at officials who long persecuted couples for violating the now-scrapped “one-child policy.”(Chinatopix via AP)
 

Hanoi Barber Offers Free ’Dos

Enthusiasm over the next Donald Trump/Kim Jong Un summit is going to some people’s heads in host city Hanoi, Vietnam. A local hairdresser offered free hairdos mimicking the two leaders’ distinctive styles. Read more:  https://teen.wng.org/node/5183

Le Phuc Hai, 66 and To Gia Huy, 9, pose for a photo after having Trump and Kim haircuts in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit is to be held in the capital city of Vietnam.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

 

All the Rembrandts

This month the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is highlighting works by Rembrandt van Rijn. The masterpieces are being shown in a single exhibition—”All the Rembrandts”—for the first, and likely the last, time. Many of the fragile pieces are rarely taken out of storage. Some 300 etchings, 22 paintings, and 60 drawings are in the blockbuster show. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5113

Detail of Rembrandt’s “Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul” (oil on canvas, 1661) with his signature seen left, close to the frame, during a press preview of an exhibition of the all the Rijksmuseum’s Rembrandts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. To mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch master’s death, museums across the Netherlands have declared 2019 Rembrandt and the Golden Age Year and are staging a string of exhibitions to highlight their collections. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

 

 

 

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