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The March 30, 2015 Issue 

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cover story

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China’s Cram Schools

(P. 12)

To pass China’s high-stakes college entrance exam, students flock to schools that eliminate all distractions.

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Do We Still Need the Post Office?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

Emoji diversity, toilet-to-tap water, secret mummies, and more


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Rock the Vote

(P. 6)

Youth activists are pushing to lower the voting age to 16. But is 16 just too young?

times past

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1970: Tragedy at Kent State

(P. 16)

National Guard troops killed four students at an anti-war protest, bringing the horrors of the Vietnam War home to America.

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(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news


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Are We Running Out of Chocolate?

(P. 8)

Why the world’s favorite treat could get a lot more expensive—and harder to find

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the big picture

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Packing Their Trunks

(P. 2)

A big picture and a news brief about elephants in the circus, with a sidebar of elephant facts

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