A central piece of President Obama's climate change initiatives is now on hold, after the Supreme Court put a stay on rules limiting carbon pollution generated by U.S. power plants. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming — meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

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Zika Virus: What Happened When

For decades, Zika was considered a mild virus that rarely made people ill. Suddenly it seems to be causing serious problems and is spreading across the Americas. Here's the latest news.

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Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Attacked By Men With Cake

Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when around 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.

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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

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Meet The Repo Man For Global Health: Skim Off A Grant, He'll Make You Pay

When he isn't fixing up vintage cars, Cees Klumper goes after officials who misuse money meant to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Ferguson Approves Police And Courts Overhaul — With Some Changes

The agreement, negotiated with the Justice Department, is expected to cost the Missouri city more than $2 million per year. The city council altered the plan to reduce that cost.

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Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.

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First Black NASA Administrator 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Charles Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurmond, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

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Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs WBHM

Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.

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The West Kensington Ministry church in Philadelphia is one of about a dozen churches offering sanctuary to Central American immigrants who are under deportation orders. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. The act echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

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