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    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.
    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.
    OAK CREEK, WI - AUGUST 10:  Family and friends gather at Oak Creek High School to mourn the loss of  6 members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 10, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Bhai Seeta Singh, Bhai Parkash Singh, Bhai Ranjit Singh, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Subegh Singh, and Parmjit Kaur Toor were killed when Wade Michael Page, a suspected white supremacist, went on a shooting rampage at the temple August 5. Page also died at the temple after being shot by police then shooting himself.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Killed for their beards and turbans

    By Moni Basu, CNN
    The first revenge killing in the wake of 9/11 was against a Sikh man. Since then, hundreds of hate crimes have been reported, and many Sikhs say they feel no safer. Sikh men grow long beards and wear turbans, and many Americans mistake them for Muslims.

    Do these '60s children hold Zika clue?

    By Jessica Ravitz, CNN
    Kim Woodford and Darvena Idlet have been bound together by an illness that struck while they were in their mothers' wombs. Their story has largely been forgotten. But what happened to them could serve as a warning in the age of Zika.

    The taste of salt, the smell of nitro

    By Ann O'Neill, CNN
    Follow Danny Thompson to the vast shimmering flatness of the Bonneville Speedway to witness his quest to join the 400 mph club and finish what his father started half a century ago.

    'I knew 17' who died in Orlando

    By John D. Sutter, CNN
    He's 6-foot-9 and built like a redwood. Everyone calls him "Tree." As storm clouds prepared to gather over this embattled city, Tree walked into a tattoo parlor and scribbled eight names on a sheet of paper.
    Marcelas Owens, 17, at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington.  Marcelas attended the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

    'I'm not the Obamacare kid anymore'

    By John Blake, CNN
    As the 'Obamacare kid,' Marcelas Owens dealt with Rush Limbaugh's scorn at age 11. Now a teen and transgender, Owens is stepping out on another divisive issue.
    Jesús worries about immigration raids after he read a story on a computer he has at home on January 12, 2016.

    Beyond the border: Life in limbo

    By Catherine E. Shoichet and Evelio Contreras, CNN
    When Jesús and his mom scaled the border fence into Arizona, they thought the hardest part of their journey was over. Now, like millions of undocumented migrants, they wonder: Will the U.S. let them stay?