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How a trade war could blow up the U.S. fireworks supply

Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of July celebrations. And science reporter Lena Sun explains her obsession with sour cherries.
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Future Fourths might go out with less of a bang
Fireworks are uniquely positioned in the United States’ trade war with China. That’s because there’s virtually no other place where American companies can import fireworks. And Taylor Telford, a national and breaking news reporter with The Post, says tariffs on Chinese imports could threaten future fireworks displays across the United States.

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A Post reporter obsessed with sour cherries
National health policy reporter Lena H. Sun is obsessed with sour cherries. She even picks them early in the morning on Sundays with a ladder and a basket. The trick? Get the reddest ones that come off the stem easily.

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