Hi Russ, I liked how you put the article about Ecuador voting for a new president. My family is from Ecuador! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨
Martina, Age 8
That's cool, Martina! Make sure to check back with NOM on Monday, April 3 to see who wins!
Russ

In the Trump plan article you asked about the doctor. I don't mind going to the doctor.
Molly, Age 10
That's great, Molly! You are going to stay healthy for a very long time!πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš•οΈ
Russ

Hi, Russ, did you write any of these?
Chaz, Age 11
No, Chaz, I didn't write anything for Friday's edition! I'm away on a business trip until Tuesday. But my team wrote some amazing articles today! πŸ˜„
Russ

Hey Russ! Will you add a story about dogs? I like cats but.. I like dogs the most. Thanks!
Michelle, Age 10
Check out Friday's edition, Michelle! ☺️
Russ

I dont know where to get spearmint seeds! Can you tell me?
Julia, Age 9
You can buy them at your local garden supply store! The people there will be happy to help you. 🌱
Russ

Why are leaders meeting about ISIS at this time? Is it because they want to be prepared?
Anthony, Age 9
Yes, that's right, Anthony. Countries need to work together all the time to help keep their residents safe!
Russ

I liked the Baseball Classic story. Even though baseball is boring I enjoyed the article.
Iliyan, Age 12
Ha! Well, thanks. Yes, baseball can be a bit slow sometimes. But I'm glad you still enjoyed the article about it! ⚾️
Russ

Will you still have more information about the beautiful cat? I am a cat lover. I have 6 cats at home and one of them is having kittens today or tomorrow. YAY!
Kailyn, Age 11
Hey, Kailyn. Sure, we'll update you about the marbled cat if anything happens with the species! And congratulations on the new kittens! 🐈
Russ

Thank you for including me in your Women Who Inspire article. I learned so much about people I don't know. πŸ‘πŸ»
Julia, Age 9
Thank you for writing to tell me about the women who inspire you. You inspired me!
Russ

I'll ask my parents if they can let me watch Sesame Street on April 10 because I have autism and I've been having problems. So I'm excited. Thanks for posting this article Russ!
Charlotte M, Age 10
You are welcome, Charlotte. We try to write about important stories that affect all children. We will do another autism story soon.
Russ

I really liked the article about artist in Yemen who are painting for peace I was born in Sana'a which is the capital of Yemen and so were my parents and some of my siblings. I hope there will be an end to the war Some of my aunts and uncles and cousins still live there.
Shyma, Age 12
Thank you for writing, Shyma. I am glad you are safe. But I hope that everyone from Yemen will be safe as well. Let us all work toward peace.
Russ

I read about the Big Bend. It's a really big tower! I can't believe they were able to structure a tower like that! 4,000 feet! That's amazing.
Pariss, Age 9
Well, no one has built the tower yet. And they may never build it. But it is a cool idea! I hope they make it!
Russ

What does ISIS stand for?
Reese, Age 10
It stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But most people agree that the group does not represent the religion of Islam.
Russ

Hi Russ! I really liked your article about Mikaela Shiffrin! I've met her! She went to the same ski club as me! Her coach is now my coach. I just think that is so cool.
Alaina, Age 10
That is really cool, Alaina! If you can manage to get an interview with her, have a parent or teacher email info@press4kids.com! β›·
Russ

Hey Russ! I love your article about a person in space! It's one of the best. It made me want too become an astronaut when i grow up because all the cool things when you look down! :)
Harrison E, Age 10
Thank you, Harrison! I wanted to be an astronaut when I was your age. But now I get to write cool stories about people in space! πŸš€
Russ

I love painting for peace. It is so peaceful and I LOVE the art! 🎨🎨🎨🎨. Thank you for doing this Russ.
Alanasoccer2, Age 10
I really liked the art too, Alana. It is amazing what the power of art can be to send a message.
Russ

I saw the London attack on the news. I live in the USA but it's still important to know the stuff there. But i feel bad for the people that live in London.πŸ˜’πŸŒ‰
Transformice pro, Age 9
Yes, it is important to learn what is happening in other parts of the world. Even if you're in America, events in different countries are important. I feel badly about what happened too.
Russ

Dear Russ, I like your articles on politics because I can only get information about politics through my friends and parents. I an unsure if their statements are true. So I can always trust your articles on political information as they only state the known facts and in an unbiased way.
Noah , Age 11
I'm so glad you enjoy the politics stories, Noah. We try to include only the facts without bias.
Russ

Wow! The American State of Art is so good! Do you know how those people draw them? I wish I could draw like that.
Jessica, Age 8
Keep practicing, Jessica! Maybe one day, your art could be at the Whitney! 🎨
Russ

The article about the fake news was cool. Even the video! Keep making cool articles. You are the best writer I have ever read.
Lainee, Age 10
Thanks, Lainee! I'm happy you enjoyed my article.
Russ

Wow, I wish that ninth judge Gorsuch good luck. Because for me, answering questions from strangers is weird and difficult.
Andrew, Age 11
Yes, it's a real challenge, Andrew. And Gorsuch had to answer questions for about 10 hours on Tuesday!
Russ

I read the article "Rock n Roll Light Goes Out" and you said Chuck Berry was from St Louis Missouri right? Well.... I LIVE IN SAINT LOUIS! OMG TY! You are amazing!
Ryanne, Age 9
Saint Louis is home to many great musicians, Ryanne. The city is famous for its blues and jazz. 🎢
Russ

Hey Russ! I really like how you are including muslim rights in N.O.M because I'm Muslim and it's really important for me to know the news on what's happening for Muslims. So thanks! 😁😁😁
Ameeno, Age 11
You're welcome, Ameeno! There are more than 1 billion Muslims on Earth. It's important that they all have rights! Get ready for a big story on Islam this week!
Russ

I loved the Beauty and the Beast article! I have not seen the movie yet but probably will before it exits theaters. News-O-Matic is crazy awesome! I hope you do articles on all of the live action fairy tales! I hear MulanπŸ‘©πŸΎwill be next. Do you know if that is true?
CatTeamVioleta979, Age 17
Yes! Disney is planning a live-action movie for Mulan. The new film should come out in 2018. Maybe you can review it for us! πŸŽ₯
Russ

I was at the Houston Texas Rodeo! I was visiting my grandparents and my uncle for spring break! I saw Thomas Rhett. It was my first concert and he was amazing!πŸ‘ It was also my first rodeo. I got two stuffed animals at the fair. And I loved the mutton bustin. It was so funny and cute. You should go to Houston next year.
Kylee S, Age 8
Thanks for the great report from the rodeo, Kylee! Sounds like a great time. Maybe you can be a reporter for us in Houston for 2018!
Russ

I just read that Emma Watson plays Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Which is crazy because she also plays Hermione in Harry Potter. I read a book about it.
Grace, Age 9
It's true, Grace! The same actress from Harry Potter is in Beauty and the Beast! I guess it is pretty crazy!
Russ

I can't believe Chuck Berry is dead. 😭 He was super good!
Josie, Age 9
He was super good, Josie! And it is sad. 😭 But we will always have his wonderful song!
Russ

Hi Russ! I love the article about Chuck Berry, but it is so sad that he died. On the bright side I'm glad that Chuck Berry invented rock, because rock is my favorite kind of music!
Rowan, Age 10
I'm glad you liked that story. I was glad to be able to help share his music. His songs will live on forever. Long live rock! 🎢
Russ

Hi Russ! I really liked the March Madness article you did! Unfortunately, my bracket is ruined :(.
Kyler, Age 10
Dang! I'm sorry to hear that, Kyler. Better luck next year! πŸ€
Russ

I wanted to say how thankful I am that you make these articles. My whole class loves them just thx! #lolz!πŸ’©πŸ˜œπŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘½πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ˜„πŸ’©πŸ‘½πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ‘½πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜œπŸ‘»
Jocelynn, Age 10
Hi, Jocelynn. I just want to say how thankful I am for you! Readers like you are the reason we cover the news each day! πŸ“°
Russ

Hey, I was reading the fake news article. Why did you write it? Did someone send out fake news to the world? Was it important?
Teagan, Age 9
Hi, Teagan. Yes, there is a lot of fake news out there. And a new report said most kids can't tell the difference. It IS important to be able to know what is real and what isn't!
Russ

I loved the fake news article! Can you write more arts and crafts, wacky week and dogs also? I get a lot of info from News-o-matic! 😝
Maya, Age 8
Thanks, Maya! Yes, we will have a special crafts story this week. And I'm working on a new dog story! 🐢 I hope you enjoy it!
Russ

I liked the fake news story because it helped me to understand fake and real news.
Maverick, Age 8
That was the idea, Maverick! I hope you keep the tips in mind for EVERY news story you ever read! πŸ“°
Russ

My neighbor is 13 and he won a mutton busting competition when he lived in Texas. I think he was 8. I liked the story about the Texas Rodeo.
Gus, Age 10
That's really cool, Gus. Your neighbor must be so talented! I'm glad you liked that story.
Russ

Hey Russ! I just read "Falling for fake news" article and it was very useful. I love NOM, it's very useful for everyone. Thanks for sharing that article with us!! πŸ‘πŸ»
Maryam, Age 12
Thank you, Maryam! I thought it was a very important article. Kids have to be able to tell the difference between real news and fake!
Russ