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    The naked truth

    By Jessica Ravitz, CNN
    She was the perfect hero: a cancer survivor baring her double-mastectomy scars on a 1,000-mile walk to Washington. Until her own words got in the way.
    People on mobile devices.

    Stop texting and start speaking

    By John Blake, CNN
    We may be heading toward a post-verbal world, yet we still hunger for the human voice. Nowhere perhaps is that more evident than at the annual "Olympics of Oratory" sponsored by a group that has fostered public speaking for nearly a century.
    Diapers hang on the wall at Lily's Place in Huntington, WV on September 2, 2016. Lily's Place cares for newborn infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and the withdrawal from drug exposure.

    How heroin is scarring the next generation

    By Wayne Drash and Max Blau, CNN
    Heroin's shattering force hit Huntington, WV, in a span of five hours: 28 overdoses and two deaths. Here is the story of the day "all hell broke loose" -- and the most vulnerable victims in America's drug death capital.

    The forgotten victims of gun violence

    By Jessica Ravitz and Wayne Drash, CNN
    When children are killed by bullets, grieving parents are often the focus. Yet there are other vulnerable survivors: the young brothers and sisters left behind. Theirs is the untold story of this American tragedy.
    Residents watch a little league game between the Cubs and the Marlins at the Albertville Parks and Recreation Complex.

    The town that tried to boot immigrants

    By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    The largely white, working-class town of Albertville made headlines as the epicenter of Alabama's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. Five years later, people here are still split over the changes they've seen -- and what should happen next.
    A Donald Trump supporter holds up an anti-Muslim poster as he awaits anti-Donald Trump protesters marching through the streets in Cleveland, Ohio,  near the Quicken Loans Arena site of the Republican National Convention July 18, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The secret costs of Islamophobia

    By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor
    Islamophobia didn't start on 9/11. It's rooted in one of America's oldest prejudices -- and it's more dangerous than you think.

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