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The China-Korea Friendship Bridge crosses the Yalu River from Dandong into North Korea. Seventy percent of North Korea's trade passes over the bridge. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese Border City Gives Tourists A Glimpse Of Life In North Korea

From Dandong, across the Yalu River from North Korea, middle-class Chinese tourists can buy North Korean cigarettes and souvenirs, and gaze through binoculars at North Korean farmers plowing fields.

The Barmecide Feast, by Simon Birch and KplusK associates (which was co-founded by Paul Kember), recreates the bedroom from the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Courtesy of the 14th Factory hide caption

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LA's 14th Factory Offers A Warehouse Full Of Art And 'Otherworldly' Experiences

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Khadra Abdulle, a resident of St. Paul, stops to shop at the Riverside Market in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It's the inaccurate information about a link between vaccines and autism, she says, that's keeping some well-meaning parents from getting their kids vaccinated against measles. Mark Zdechlik/MPR hide caption

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Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

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Williams House at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire will become an all-gender dorm. Courtesy of Exeter hide caption

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Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms

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Raymond Skiles, longtime wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, says that animals require free access to the Rio Grande as their primary water source. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Big Bend, Texas, There's Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall

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Patent holder Bruce Barritt stops by the mother of all Cosmic Crisp trees. Cosmic Crisp was the result of breeding project at Washington State University in the 1990s. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Washington Apple Growers Sink Their Teeth Into The New Cosmic Crisp

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Oil pump jacks work behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D., in 2014. The oil and gas industry is lobbying lawmakers to repeal a rule that aims to limit the emissions of methane, the chief component of natural gas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Inside The Debate Over Repealing Curbs On Methane Leaks

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Noncitizens Will Soon Be Able To Vote In San Francisco — For School Board

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The China-Korea Friendship Bridge crosses the Yalu River from Dandong into North Korea. Seventy percent of North Korea's trade passes over the bridge. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese Border City Gives Tourists A Glimpse Of Life In North Korea

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