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Macy’s Parade 2008

Friday, November 28th, 2008
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The 82nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through Manhattan streets under sunny skies on Thursday, as thousands of marchers carried giant balloons past throngs of holiday revelers cheering them along the route. (Nov. 27)

The President’s Pardon for the Thanksgiving Turkey

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The President of the United States has the power to pardon people found guilty of crimes – to forgive the crimes, and free them from punishment. But once a year, the President issues a different kind of pardon. It goes to a U.S. resident who has committed no crimes but was meant to die – a turkey.

Every year, before Thanksgiving, one or two live turkeys are given to the White House. (In recent years, there have always been two.) At a ceremony in the Rose Garden, the President announces that these turkeys will never be killed and eaten. Then they’re sent to a farm or a park, or somewhere else they can live out their lives.


Bush Pardons National Turkey !

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
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President George W. Bush pardoned Pumpkin, the National Thanksgiving turkey, at a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday, November 26th

And today let’s listen to Sinclair and Maxime !

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008


Let’s listen to Lucas and Quentin and Angélique and Estelle!

Monday, November 24th, 2008



Inauguration Ticket Frenzy

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
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The upcoming presidential inauguration of Barack Obama is the hottest ticket in town. As Thalia Assuras reports, millions will flock to Washington D.C. to experience history.

A Fierce Firestorm Raging wildfires sweep through Southern California

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

by Claudia Atticot (source: TIME for kids)

Fast-moving wildfires devoured hundreds of homes and buildings in four counties in Southern California in recent days. So far, more than 20,000 residents have been evacuated. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency.

Total Devastation

Record heat and low humidity coupled with strong, dry Santa Ana winds gusting up to 75 miles per hour fanned flames from Los Angeles to three neighboring counties. Riverside County was the hardest hit.

In Flanders fields…by Julien

Sunday, November 16th, 2008


Prince Charles Celebrates 60th Birthday

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

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3ème 4: ‘Victory Speech’

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
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‘Yes, we can’

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