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Vocalist Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metal group Chthonic performing at Download Festival in Leicestershire, England, in 2013. Kevin Nixon/Metal Hammer Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images hide caption

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'Born Independent,' Taiwan's Defiant New Generation Is Coming Of Age

Much of Taiwan's older generation sees itself as exiles from China. Younger people, including a metal vocalist-turned-legislator, identify the island as home — a free society independent from China.

Taiwanese identity differs across generations

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, pictured at a meeting with Polish president on May 14, campaigned on an anti-immigrant platform. On Monday the right-wing party passed legislation banning aid organizations and individuals from helping asylum-seekers. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Hungary Passes 'Stop Soros' Laws, Bans Aid To Undocumented Immigrants

The right-wing parliament made it illegal for organizations and individuals to help asylum-seekers. A separate constitutional amendment declared an "alien population" can't be settled in the country.

Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday about the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 election and spoke of what other countries may be doing to emulate Russia's tactics. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. Diplomat Warns China Is Emulating Russian Political Interference

Former State Department official Victoria Nuland testified to Congress about the Obama administration's response to Russian influence operations in 2016 and what other countries may be doing now.

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother. Both were released Sunday from federal detention in McAllen, Texas. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Separating Children From Parents Can Lead To Long-Term Health Problems, Researchers Say

Though the federal government is changing its policy of separating immigrant children and parents, some children who were detained may suffer ongoing health consequences from the trauma.

Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lead a man away from Fresh Mark in Salem, Ohio, on Tuesday. The mass arrests were the result of the second such large-scale raid this month. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

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ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146

More than 100 federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a major meat supplier in Salem, Ohio, on Tuesday. It was ICE's second massive operation in Ohio in as many weeks.

President Trump's supporters cheer as he speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., in May. While Democrats are fired up for these midterms, so are his voters. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Poll: Democrats Fired Up Against Trump In Midterms, But GOP Rallying Around Him

A new Pew poll finds that Americans on both sides of the aisle are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this fall and the president is a bigger factor than at any time in more than three decades.

Main Street in McArthur in Vinton County, Ohio. Though the opioid crisis endures in Ohio, the problem is now compounded by the resurgence of methamphetamine addiction. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

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A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids

Meth has made a resurgence, and in some communities already stressed by opioid addiction it's doubling the burden on first responders, the criminal justice system and schools.

Teachers See the Effects of the Opioid Crisis On Children

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More than 2,100 drug felons were denied SNAP benefits in West Virginia in 2016. The number has more than tripled during the past decade. Patrick Strattner/Getty Images hide caption

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In Some States, Drug Felons Still Face Lifetime Ban On SNAP Benefits

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The 1996 federal ban aimed to punish drug offenders, but research shows denying aid disproportionately affects the poor and increases recidivism. Many states have opted out or modified the policy.

Dr. Atul Gawande has been picked to lead the high-profile joint venture in health care formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase. Mint/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Atul Gawande Named CEO Of Health Venture By Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan

A surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Gawande is probably best known for his work writing about how to improve quality and lower costs in health care.

Atul Gawande: Medicine Has Become A Team Sport.

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