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Shots - Health News

What's At Stake If The 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, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

25 Years On: How Hubble's Vision Became Our Own

Thousands of years from now, our names will be long forgotten, but what the Hubble Space Telescope did to us — and what it did for us — will endure, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, Mohammed Morsi was sentenced by an Egyptian court to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters.

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Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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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.

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Back At Base

National Guard Seeks New Mission After War WLPR

The Army spent billions of dollars getting the National Guard ready for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But now that the money has been spent and troops are coming home, there are questions about the guard's mission.

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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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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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Composer Julia Wolfe has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Peter Serling hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Hear Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composition, 'Anthracite Fields'

The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.

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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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