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Karin Bruwelheide handles an amputates limb that dates back to the Civil War. The bones were discovered by scientists at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History have been analyzing the bones to learn more about them and who they may have belonged to. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have been analyzing bones first uncovered by a utility crew digging at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The remains provide insights into surgery during the Civil War.

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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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.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the face of the Trump administration's policy of splitting up migrant families, was heckled inside a Mexican restaurant. She's seen here at Monday's daily briefing at the White House. Leah Millis/Reuters hide caption

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'Shame!': Protesters Shout At DHS Head Kirstjen Nielsen, Eating At Mexican Restaurant

Embattled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington – and was targeted by protesters, angered by her agency splitting up migrant families.

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.

Queer Eye cast members Jonathan Van Ness (left) and Antoni Porowski. Netfilx recently released the show's second season. Annabel Edwards/NPR hide caption

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'This Is A Moment, Honey': 'Queer Eye' Gurus Jonathan And Antoni On The Show's Magic

Fab Five members Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski discuss the second season's heartwarming premiere and why the reboot has been such a hit.

'This Is A Moment, Honey': 'Queer Eye' Gurus Jonathan And Antoni On The Show's Magic

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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.

The Telstar 18 is the official match ball for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Science Behind The World Cup Ball

For every World Cup, there's a custom official ball. But how does the Telstar 18 actually stack up? To find out, scientists stuck it in a wind tunnel with a bunch of sensors.

The Science Behind The World Cup Ball

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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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