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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.

The Monsoon Stan Forebee
Conflicting Mind Stan Forebee
Meridian Soular Order
Unbound Soular Order
Latitude (Remix) Nujabes feat. Five Deez
The Respect for the Old Beast Those Who Ride with Giants
Questions and Answers Stage Kids
Stitches Stage Kids

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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Corinthian Leather Tony Malaby's Sabino
The Psalmnist Kamasi Washington

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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Sight to the Blind Inward Oceans
Eventide Inward Oceans
The Children of an Uncertain Future New Century Classics
A Small Misunderstanding New Century Classics
Good Evening Near the Parenthesis
The Way You Do It [Instrumental] Little Brother
Do Ya Wanna Taste It Wig Wam
The Squad Fight Back John Murphy
The Mule E*Vax

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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