February 14 is Valentine's Day, celebrated as a day for sweethearts in many countries around the world. But in the US, some very famous Sweethearts will be missing - the candy that has been around for more than 100 years.
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Measles cases are on the rise in the US, with nearly 80 cases reported in January. The governor of Washington state says the measles outbreak there is an emergency.
The recent US government shutdown has had many serious effects. One interesting effect is that it allowed a group of elephant seals to take over a beach in a national park.
A huge blast of extremely cold weather has swept into the central and eastern United States from the North Pole, bringing dangerously low temperatures made worse by strong winds.
On January 1, over 50,000 books, poems, songs, and other works of art became "public domain" in the US, making them free for anyone to use.
On Friday, President Donald Trump said he had reached an agreement with leaders of Congress to end the US government shutdown. The 35-day shutdown was the longest in US history.
When Alla Wagner couldn't sell her $1.5 million house, she came up with a new way to find the money and a new owner: Holding a writing contest, with her house as the prize.
Today, the US celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King's nonviolent protest methods guided his country through a very difficult period and set an example for others around the world.