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Obama Wins Peace Prize President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a very prestigious award given to people who have made major contributions to world peace. The Nobel Committee said it gave the prize to Obama because of “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen...

World Looks to Climate Meeting to Slow Global Warming

By ELAINE MATTHEWS and AMANDA VENDER Almost 200 countries will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, this December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The goal of the conference is to finalize an international agreement to limit emissions of greenhouse gasses...

Someday, You Could Be A: National Park Forestry Worker

Just like: Jesse Kearns by Ilona Bray Jesse works in Yosemite National Park. He started as a back-country ranger, helping lost or injured hikers. But that job wasn’t year-round, so he switched to forestry work. Now he deals with tree hazards: chopping down dead...

New Limits on Military Recruiters in Schools

By IndyKids Staff Dan Brown, age 20, signed up with the U.S. Marines in September after spending five months looking for a job and not finding anything. Brown, a Jamaican immigrant, said that one of the advantages of enlisting is the chance to receive U.S....

Locked Up

1 in every 100 adults in the United States is in prison, a far greater number than any other country in the world. Why does the United States put so many people behind bars, at great hardship for families and great expense to taxpayers? Here is a look at the history...