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Although matzo sold in supermarkets is typically square, the round matzo is believed to be the earliest form of this unleavened bread that is eaten during the Passover holiday as a symbol of both suffering and freedom. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This undated photo released by and taken from the official website of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, shows a SH-60K chopper. Two Japanese navy helicopters of the same type crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during a nighttime training flight after possibly colliding with each other, the country's defense minister said Sunday, April 21, 2024. AP hide caption

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed (left) and Wu Minglu, secretary general of the China Wildlife Conservation Association, hold up an agreement to lease giant pandas for the San Francisco Zoological Society and Gardens during a signing ceremony in Beijing on Friday. Liu Zheng/AP hide caption

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When the media covers scientific research, not all scientists are equally likely to be mentioned. A new study finds scientists with Asian or African names were 15% less likely to be named in a story. shironosov/Getty Images hide caption

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The grass pea — Lathyrus sativus — is hardy and drought resistant. It tastes like a sugar snap pea, although if that's all you were to eat its natural toxin could make you sick. But breeders might be able to address that issue. Sadasiba Behera/Getty Images hide caption

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What are 'orphan crops'? And why is there a new campaign to get them adopted?

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President Biden speaks during a campaign event in Scranton, Penn, on April 16 during the first of three days in the battleground state. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view taken on March 9, 2023 shows Thitu Island in the South China Sea. - As a Philippine Coast Guard plane carrying journalists flew over the Spratly Islands in the hotly disputed South China Sea, a Chinese voice issued a stern command over the radio: "Leave immediately." JAM STA ROSA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Accompanied by a sword-bearer, grand champion Akebono, right, performs the ring-entrance ritual during the annual New Year's dedication at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, on Jan. 8, 1997. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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A worker separates bags of donated blood at a campaign organized by the Rotary Blood Bank in New Delhi, India. Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view taken on March 9, 2023, shows Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Jam Sta Rosa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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On a remote island, a test of wills between the Philippines and China

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South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung speaks during a ceremony to disband the election camp after the parliamentary election at the party's headquarters in Seoul on Thursday. Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Women are shown at a rally to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. Participants of the rally advocated for a society free from institutional discrimination, one where women can enjoy equal rights with men. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Why are Young Men and Women in South Korea Drifting Apart Politically?

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Women are shown at a rally to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. Participants of the rally advocated for a society free from institutional discrimination, one where women can enjoy equal rights with men. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk by a poster to promote the movie "Oppenheimer" Friday, March 29, 2024, in Tokyo. "Oppenheimer" finally premiered in the nation where two cities were obliterated 79 years ago by the nuclear weapons invented by the American scientist who was the subject of the Oscar-winning film. Japanese filmgoers' reactions understandably were mixed and highly emotional. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, meets Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 7, 2024. Yellen, who arrived in Beijing after starting her five-day visit in one of China's major industrial and export hubs, said the talks would create a structure to exchange views and try to address U.S. concerns about manufacturing overcapacity in China. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Japan had a vibrant economy. Then it fell into a slump for 30 years.

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In New Mexico's Torrance County, there has been an increase in high-profile marijuana busts in recent years. NPR hide caption

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The Connection Between Chinese Money and Labor and U.S.-Grown Marijuana

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