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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks with a group of Revolutionary Guards and their families in Tehran on April 9. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated recently following Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone and U.S. cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group. On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Khamenei and other top officials. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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What Are Iran's Options In The Standoff With The U.S.?

Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. launched a cyberattack and put new sanctions on Iran. Here is a look at the deepening crisis from Iran's standpoint.

An aerial view of the 52-megawatt solar farm built by Silicon Ranch in Hazlehurst, Ga. Ever cheaper and better solar technology, available land and lots of sunshine are driving demand for massive, utility-scale solar projects across the American Southeast. Silicon Ranch hide caption

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How Georgia Became A Surprising Bright Spot In The U.S. Solar Industry

Solar is booming in Georgia, and it's not because of state mandates supporting renewable energy or concerns about climate change. Instead, powerful market forces are driving the growth.

The Department of Treasury announced it would be issuing a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, but last month Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that won't happen until 2028. Now, the acting inspector general says he's launching an investigation into the cause of the delay. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Department Launches Investigation Into Delays Behind Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

Prompted by a request by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the department's acting inspector general said he will look into what led to a postponement of the abolitionist's appearance on the note.

Regina Mark, co-owner of Mee Sum Restaurant in Fall River, Mass., holds a chow mein sandwich, which the restaurant has served for more than 50 years. Sarah Mizes-Tan/WCAI hide caption

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How The Chow Mein Sandwich Claimed A Small Slice Of New England History

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This quirky concoction, which traces its decades-old roots to Fall River, Mass., took off when Chinese restaurants adapted their menus to appeal to European textile workers. And people still love it.

Mark Hamill is the new voice of Chucky — the murderous doll is coming back to life in a reboot of the 1988 horror classic Child's Play. Hamill is pictured above in London in December 2017. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Skywalker, The Joker, Now Chucky: Mark Hamill Takes On Another Iconic Character

The murderous doll comes back to life in the reboot of the 1988 horror classic Child's Play. "Good stories are meant to be told over and over," Hamill says of the remake.

Skywalker, The Joker, Now Chucky: Mark Hamill Takes On Another Iconic Character

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Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company "FUCT," leaves the Supreme Court after his trademark case was argued on April 15. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

The decision paves the way for a clothing line, FUCT, to get its trademark. But the justices were split on how far is too far and which words they would find to be the most vulgar and profane.

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah protest the Trump administration's new peace plan on June 15. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Mideast Plan Rejected By Palestinian Leaders, Panned By Former U.S. Envoys

The White House unveiled its economic peace proposal for Palestinians on Saturday: $50 billion for Palestinians and countries in the region. It isn't clear who would contribute the funding.

U.S. Mideast Plan Rejected By Palestinian Leaders, Panned By Former U.S. Envoys

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The executive order on drug price transparency that President Trump signed Monday doesn't spell out specific actions; rather, it directs the department of Health and Human Services to develop a policy and then undertake a lengthy rule-making process. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Pushes To Make Health Care Pricing More Transparent

President Trump is issuing an executive order intended to force hospitals to disclose prices. A lot of work remains to turn this order into a regulation, and the industry is resisting the move.

Amber Scorah writes about exiting the Jehovah's Witnesses in Leaving the Witness. Lee Towndrow/Viking hide caption

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'I Couldn't Continue On': A Former Jehovah's Witness On Leaving The Faith

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"I felt like everything that had mattered to me was gone," Amber Scorah says of her decision to leave the Jehovah's Witness community she grew up in. Her new memoir is Leaving the Witness.

'I Couldn't Continue On': A Former Jehovah's Witness On Leaving The Faith

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Ravelry, an online knitting community with 8 million members, announced on Sunday it is banning all pro-Trump projects, patterns and forum talk from the site, saying the administration "undeniably" supports white supremacy. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ravelry, The Knitting Website, Bans Trump Talk And Patterns

"We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy" Ravelry said. "Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."

Chris Marshall has organized pop-up Sans Bars in New York, Washington, D.C., and Anchorage. And he's expanded into permanent spaces in Kansas City, Mo., and western Massachusetts. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.

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