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Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro marches with supporters during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, on Sept. 21, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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As Iowa Grows More Diverse, Democratic Candidates Are Taking Notice

Iowa is more than 90% white. But the state's demographics are slowly changing, and the 2020 campaigns have expanded their efforts to court Latino, Asian and black voters there.

The Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Washington, D.C. is the new host of a 151 kW community solar garden. The panels will provide roughly 50 nearby households with green energy. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Powered By Faith, Religious Groups Emerge As A Conduit For A Just Solar Boom

The solar industry may be booming, but clean energy's financial perks still aren't reaching communities that need them most. Religious institutions are stepping up to bridge the gap.

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Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

Laws making it illegal to sleep outside favor relocation over resolving the problems that force people into the streets.

Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

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This Book Teaches Kids The Concept Of 'Boonoonoonous' (It's A Good Thing)

Olive Senior, author of Boonoonoonous Hair, says the Jamaican word has fallen out of fashion, but it's time to bring it back. "If you're told you're boonoonoonous that's a great compliment," she says.

This Book Teaches Kids The Concept Of 'Boonoonoonous' (It's A Good Thing)

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