“I just wanted an emoji of me.”

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 15-year-old Saudi girl, was creating a group chat with her friends and realized that she couldn’t find an emoji of a woman wearing a hijab (the headscarf worn by some Muslim women). Alhumedhi tried contacting Apple, but soon took matters into her own hands. She created an…

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The Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls to Join

The Boy Scouts of America is making a big change: starting next year, girls will be allowed to join the Cub Scouts. By 2019, older girls will be allowed to earn the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the boy scouting program. The Girl Scouts of America responded by…

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Wildfires Continue to Burn in California

Last week, thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes as massive wildfires spread across Northern California. At least 40 people have died and more than 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. Firefighters say they are starting to make progress, but it will take time to contain the…

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