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The U.S. used to ship about 7 million tons of plastic trash to China a year, where much of it was recycled into raw materials. Then came the Chinese crackdown of 2018. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.

Students at UCLA and elsewhere are not surprised at the admissions cheating scandal rocking the higher education world. They are more frustrated, and cynical. UCLA was one of the institutions caught up in the scam. Megan Schellong/NPR hide caption

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College Students See Nothing New In Admissions Scandal

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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

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One With the Wurlitzer American Football
Ching Söörtukchülerining Yryzy Huun-Huur-Tu
River Gacha Bakradze

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Overlooked Ingredients In Medicines Can Sometimes Trigger Side Effects

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Lionheart Emancipator
Rosebud Jeff Beck
The One to Wait CCFX

There was an uproar in 2018 when a scientist in China, He Jiankui, announced that he had successfully used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls when they were embryos. Prominent scientists hope to stop further attempts at germline editing, at least for now. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Scientists Call For Global Moratorium On Creating Gene-Edited Babies

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Left Side Drive Boards of Canada
Wild Decay Phosphene
Cities In Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Swimmer Phil France
Two Chord Wake Suzanne Kraft
Xavi Snarky Puppy
Untitled Interpol

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