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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.

A shopper holds fresh produce at Northgate Gonzalez Market before a press conference there, where the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced new data on food insecurity in the county, September 2017. Food insecurity affected one out of three low-income households in the county, the data showed. Danny Moloshok/Los Angeles County Department of Public Health/AP Images hide caption

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OPINION: Obesity Is Linked To Food Insecurity. SNAP Cuts May Make Both Worse

Over 11% of U.S. households worry about running out of food and rationing what they have. Meanwhile, 2 in 5 adults is obese. Research suggests the links between the two are stronger than we think.

Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the crowded Democratic presidential primary field, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. Above, they appear during the Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead 2020 Democratic Race

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they prefer former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over the rest of the Democratic field just ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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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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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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