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Police guard a closed road outside the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong on June 30, 2022, as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong to attend celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Hong Kong handover turns 25. So does an entire generation.

Two teenagers bonded over high school Model United Nations. A decade later, one is in self-exile. The other waits for her and their other friends to return to the Hong Kong they once knew.

A placard featuring an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "We are with him for the sovereignty of Russia! And you?" is seen left in front of the Russian State Duma building in central Moscow on February 24, 2022. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Are sanctions actually hurting Russia's economy? Here's what you need to know

Russia's economy is weathering sanctions over the war in Ukraine, but tough times may be ahead, according to an assessment from experts.

Are sanctions actually hurting Russia's economy? Here's what you need to know

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Scott Lucey, owner of Likewise Coffee whose staff unionized in 2020, sits for a portrait on June 9, 2022 in Milwaukee. Darren Hauck for NPR hide caption

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One unionized. The other did not. How 2 Milwaukee cafés were changed by union drives

A barista-led labor movement has dealt challenges to coffee shop owners, and not just Howard Schultz. In Milwaukee, two independently owned cafés faced union drives with two very different outcomes.

One unionized. The other did not. How 2 Milwaukee cafés were changed by union drives

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The U.S. Marshals Service said that Kaitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), who is suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin, Texas, home, has been arrested in Costa Rica. U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File hide caption

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A Texas woman accused in a pro cyclist's death is arrested in Costa Rica

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home, has been arrested in Costa Rica, the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday.

Nonwhite Americans are reducing how much meat they eat and are more likely to identify as vegetarian than white Americans, an increase that some vegan activists of color think continues to grow. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Nonwhite Americans are eating less meat. Vegan activists of color explain why

The increase in nonwhite Americans identifying as vegetarian and eating less meat is part of the longstanding work of vegan activists of color to make plant-based eating more accessible.

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