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The Chinese flag is visible behind razor wire at a housing compound in Yangisar, south of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How goods made with forced labor end up in your local American store

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Investing in mediocrity

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A woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' on April 29 during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After a report alleged SpaceX paid a flight attendant to settle a sexual misconduct case against Elon Musk, the tech billionaire called it a politically motivated attack. Musk is seen here in March, at a new Tesla factory in Germany. Christian Marquardt/Getty Images hide caption

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Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Huawei store temporarily closed due to coronavirus-related restrictions in Beijing, Thursday, May 12, 2022. China's leaders are struggling to reverse a deepening economic slump while keeping a "zero-COVID" strategy that has shut down Shanghai and other cities. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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An industry group representing major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, is asking the Supreme Court to stop a Texas social media law from going into effect. DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Infant formula made by a subsidiary of Reckitt is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage on Saturday in Houston. The FDA announced a preliminary agreement with Abbott, a competitor, to restart production at a Michigan factory. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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The 2020 model of the Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboard is being recalled after it was found to have a software issue that can make it move without the user intending it to. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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A woman shops for baby formula in Annapolis, Md., on May 16. Only a handful of companies supply baby formula in the country, a factor that has contributed to the current shortages being experienced in parts of the country. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How the U.S. got into this baby formula mess

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