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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.

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Surf And Turf: To Reduce Gas Emissions From Cows, Scientists Look To The Ocean

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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

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Yeni Gonzalez (center), a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border, is embraced by volunteer Janey Pearl Starks as pictures of other children separated from their families are displayed during a news conference on Tuesday in New York City. Gonzalez saw her children in a New York City facility for the first time since mid-May. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children

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The booming real estate market has driven up prices to the point where Rhode Island now has the most expensive farmland in the country. The state is trying to preserve some land for farmers. Carol M. Highsmith/Getty Images hide caption

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Rhode Island Bets The Farm That Cheap Land Will Help Local Agriculture Thrive

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