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Supreme Court Justice

* The U.S. Supreme Court will be getting its first new justice in 11 years, after Sandra Day O'Connor made the surprise announcement last Friday that she is retiring.

O'Connor, 75, is the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was nominated in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan.

President Bush likely will spend the next few weeks deciding whom he should nominate to be the new justice. The Senate must approve Bush's choice.

The Supreme Court has nine justices, who keep their jobs until they retire or die. The court's role is to make sure that the laws of the country follow the Constitution. The justices rule on some of the nation's most important issues, including free speech, religion and civil rights.

O'Connor grew up on a ranch in Arizona and her pets included a bobcat and a tortoise. She told KidsPost this year that her childhood helped prepare her for being on the Supreme Court.

"My life there taught me a little bit of independence and a little bit of practicality. You had to solve problems and make them work," she said.

Got a TV in Your Bedroom?

Good Luck on the Test

* Watching too much TV really is bad for you -- at school, according to three new studies.

Kids with a bedroom TV scored lower on standardized tests than those who didn't have a set in the bedroom. Kids with bedroom TVs, not surprisingly, watched more television: 13 hours a week compared with 11 hours for those who had to watch in the family room.

There was some good news in the studies: Kids who had computers with Internet access did better on standardized tests.

Tour de Lance

* It's the fifth day of the tour and Lance is wearing yellow.

If that makes sense to you, then you probably know that six-time winner Lance Armstrong is leading the Tour de France, the world's most famous bike race. The race's leader wears a yellow jersey.

The 2,241-mile race ends in Paris on July 24.

Sandra Day O'Connor, at 9 and this year, says her childhood helped her solve problems.Lance Armstrong leads Tour of France.