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Education

More than 1 million fewer students are in college, the lowest enrollment numbers in 50 years

People are sitting out college in droves. During the pandemic, undergraduate enrollment has dropped nearly 7%. The long-term effects of this decline could have a dramatic impact on the economy.

Singer Ronnie Spector performs in 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM hide caption

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Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes has died at age 78

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Tony Malaby, photographed in the fall of 2021, underneath the New Jersey Turnpike. Randy Thaler hide caption

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Saxophonist Tony Malaby's unlikely pandemic practice space: the New Jersey Turnpike

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Virginia's Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, pictured on the campaign trail, speaks with now Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears after a rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 30, 2021. Youngkin and Sears, both Republicans, won election on Nov. 2, and will be sworn into office Jan. 15, 2022. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Virginia's first Black woman lieutenant governor says we need to move on from slavery

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Defendant Anwar Raslan (right) and others involved in his trial stand in the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany, at the start of a trial session last month. Raslan was put on trial in April 2020 in a landmark case in Germany. Thomas Frey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a landmark case, a German court convicts an ex-Syrian officer of torture

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