Carlton Scott pays $266.99 per month for his subsidized health insurance plan. He worries he and his neighbors would lose their insurance without the subsidy. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy WNPR

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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This solar panel unit cost about $17,000, less than half as much as it costs to extend the electrical grid a mile. Homeowner Leo Thompson pays the power company $75 a month to maintain and service the unit. Ibby Caputo/NPR hide caption

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U.S.

Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

Attica Locke's other books include Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season. Jenny Walters/Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers hide caption

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Author Interviews

No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

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Goats and Soda

Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

The industry has been accused of destroying forests, killing rare animals, grabbing land and exploiting workers. In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way, but that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

Native Hawaiians dance in honor of Mauna Kea at the base of Pu'u Huluhulu on the Big Island. Molly Solomon/NPR hide caption

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Religion

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire HPR

A battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop on the Big Island. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore holds up a silicon wafer at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2005. Moore first noted 50 years ago that the number of transistors that can be packed into a computer chip doubles about every two years. That observation, called Moore's Law, has been the basis for the entire digital revolution. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

At 50, Moore's Law On Digital Evolution Put To The Test

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

Near the Danish city of Ikast, some 1,500 spectators gathered on Apr. 19 to celebrate what has become something of a national holiday at organic dairy farms around Denmark. Courtesy of Organic Denmark hide caption

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The Salt

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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