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Claudia Tran, 21, was born and raised in Slovakia to Vietnamese immigrants. "People here are still really surprised if I speak Slovak with them," she says. "Because the assumption is, you don't look Slovak, you aren't Slovak." Courtesy of Claudia Tran hide caption

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Slovakia's Migrants Keep A Low Profile In A Country Wary Of Outsiders

Slovakia has never been particularly welcoming to migrants and it resisted the most recent influx to Europe. Those who came a generation ago say they are still often seen as outsiders.

Rise to Me The Decemberists

Ford CEO Mark Fields shows off the new Velodyne Puck sensor at a press conference Tuesday in Las Vegas, ahead of the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Veoldyne Lidar devices help autonomous cars scan the road ahead and plot a safe course. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Automakers Mark Moves Into Tech With Expanded Presence At CES

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When God Created the Coffeebreak E.S.T.
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Known as the "numbers cemetery," this burial ground on an old military base in the off-limits zone close to Israel's border with Jordan holds the remains of some Palestinians. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israel's Return Of Palestinian Bodies Is Fraught With Emotion And Politics

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Pleureuses assyriennes, for piano (from Asian Songs and Rhythms, Vol. 1) Anja Lechner
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Hilda Ramirez and her son, Ivan, are staying at a shelter home in Austin. They fear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will come and arrest them any minute. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Central American Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

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Immigrant Nancy Rumbel & Eric Tingstad
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (left) greets supporters at King's Christian Bookstore Monday in Boone, Iowa, as part of a six-day bus tour ahead of the state's caucuses. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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In Tight Iowa Race, Ted Cruz Is Counting On Evangelical Voters

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Get Behind the Mule Booker T. Jones & Booker T

Women protest Tuesday outside the cathedral in Cologne, with signs saying "We are fed up" and "We will not remain silent." Oliver Berg/EPA /Landov hide caption

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New Year's Eve Assaults Renew German Tensions Over Migrants

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The Banks of the Colorado
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Why There's No Sign Of Law Enforcement At Site Of Oregon Takeover

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People gather as Ammon Bundy speaks with reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Monday near Burns, Ore. Bundy's occupation of the federal land started on Saturday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Oregon Occupation Sheds Light On Local Frustrations, But Divides Residents

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Fleur de Lis Nicholas Payton
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Claudia Tran, 21, was born and raised in Slovakia to Vietnamese immigrants. "People here are still really surprised if I speak Slovak with them," she says. "Because the assumption is, you don't look Slovak, you aren't Slovak." Courtesy of Claudia Tran hide caption

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Slovakia's Migrants Keep A Low Profile In A Country Wary Of Outsiders

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Chipotle Mexican Grill founder and CEO Steve Ells, shown here in an interview with The Associated Press last month, says the company intends to become a leader in food safety. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption

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After Chipotle Outbreaks, Will 'Food With Integrity' Still Resonate?

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