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Native Hawaiians dance in honor of Mauna Kea at the base of Pu'u Huluhulu on the Big Island. Molly Solomon/NPR hide caption

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

Indiana Army National Guard Pvt. Trea Colon inspects her equipment during a field training exercise at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck. Sgt. Jeremiah Runser/U.S. Army via DVIDS hide caption

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

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A forest worker fells palm trees on an illegal palm oil plantation in the province of Aceh, Indonesia. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

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Leo Thompson stands in front of his isolated home, where he has lived for 35 years, on the Navajo Nation reservation. Like an estimated 18,000 Navajos homes, his his isn't connected to the electrical grid — it's a half-mile from the nearest line — and until recently Thompson used a generator for power. Ibby Caputo for NPR hide caption

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

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Attica Locke's other books include Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season. Jenny Walters /Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers hide caption

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No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

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Carlton Scott pays $266.99 per month for his subsidized health insurance plan. He worries he and his neighbors would lose their insurance without the subsidy. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says proposed rules for financial advisers are meant to protect consumers. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

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