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Kindergarten Enrollment Fell Last Year. Now Schools Wonder How Many Kids Are Coming

It's too soon to say if schools will see a surge, but they do know that kindergartners are entering their first year of school with a wide range of experience.

Caroline Marks of the United States competes during Tokyo 2020 women's round 1 heat of surfing at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday. Du Yu/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Surfing Makes Waves At The Olympics For The First Time

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump flock to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C. Officials who were speakers at that rally are under scrutiny over the riot at the U.S. Capitol later that day. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune

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In this 2012 photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Kurama leads other vessels during a fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo. Japan recently made a marked shift by vowing to protect Taiwan. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

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After Being Silent For Decades, Japan Now Speaks Up About Taiwan — And Angers China

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Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas. Nate Hegyi/Mountain West News Bureau hide caption

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Viva Las Vegas! The City's $2 Billion Wedding Industry Is Back

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#FreeBritney protesters gather outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles. Similar rallies have been taking place around the world in recent weeks. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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They Were Laughed At For Their #FreeBritney Activism. Not Anymore

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