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Families affected by preexisting medical conditions attend a Capitol Hill news conference in 2018 in support of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to the ACA, insurers could refuse to cover people who had even mild preexisting conditions — or charge them much more. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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What Else Disappears If The ACA Is Overturned?

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Though it has been on the books for nearly a decade, the Affordable Care Act faces a big court challenge right now that could overturn it. Here's what happens if the federal health law goes away.

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U.N. Climate Summit Goes To Extra Time, But Ends With Major Questions Unresolved

The talks showed deep divisions, as small countries highly vulnerable to rising seas and powerful storms were at odds with wealthy, high-emitting countries like the United States.

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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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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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