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D.C. students give a voice to verse for Poetry Out Loud contest

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  • D.C. students give a voice to verse for Poetry Out Loud contest

    D.C. students give a voice to verse for Poetry Out Loud contest

    Fifty-two students are practicing for the finals of a competition, but it’s not for a sport: They’re reciting poetry.

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  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated as the Civil War drew to a close

    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated as the Civil War drew to a close

    150 years ago this month, the president was shot while attending a play in Washington.

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  • When the guns of the Civil War fell silent

    When the guns of the Civil War fell silent

    150 years ago, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, ending the four-year conflict.

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Class of KidsPost

April’s Class of KidsPost: Carderock Elementary third-graders

April’s Class of KidsPost: Carderock Elementary third-graders

They love soccer and stories about animals.

In the kitchen

Be a food explorer. Try chef Barton Seaver’s recipe for asparagus.

Be a food explorer. Try chef Barton Seaver’s recipe for asparagus.

This zesty salad is one of the recipes in Seaver’s ‘National Geographic Kids Cookbook.’

Drawing up a storm

KidsPost weather art

KidsPost weather art

A showcase of daily weather art illustrations from KidsPost readers.

Fred Bowen's The Score

Youth sports should offer equal time for all players — until high school

Youth sports should offer equal time for all players — until high school

Time in the game shouldn’t favor the better players at age 8, 10 or 12. All kids need playing time at those ages.

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