Ferguson mayor James Knowles III, (second from left) speaks during a city council meeting on Feb. 2. The meeting was the first opportunity for residents to speak directly with city leaders about the preliminary consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivers opening remarks during a panel discussion on the search for life beyond Earth at NASA Headquarters in 2014 in Washington, DC. Joel Kowsky/NASA hide caption

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The West Kensington Ministry church in Philadelphia, seen here in 2014, 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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While some scientists seek ways to stop the spread of Zika by mosquitoes, others have received new funding from the National Institutes of Health to track the genes and habits of the virus itself. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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A recent supper club in Josh Haynes' apartment in Birmingham, Ala. Ashley Cleek for NPR hide caption

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Contractors who supply workers to farmers say requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the immigration status of many of the workers create a Catch-22. Maguey Images/Getty Images hide caption

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