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A SolarCity employee installs a solar panel on the roof of a home in Los Angeles in 2014. California's utilities want to pay new solar customers less for their extra electricity and to add new monthly fees. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Like Night And Day: How Two States' Utilities Approach Solar

As homeowners embrace solar, utilities are making less money, and that's shaking up their business model. Companies in California and Georgia are handling the growth in dramatically different ways.

Iranian shopkeepers in the main bazaar in the capital, Tehran, in September. Iranians are eager for economic sanctions to be lifted and have been moving quickly to meet their obligations under a nuclear deal, according to analysts monitoring the agreement. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Iran Moves Swiftly On Nuclear Deal, Sanctions Could Go Soon

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A SolarCity employee installs a solar panel on the roof of a home in Los Angeles in 2014. California's utilities want to pay new solar customers less for their extra electricity and to add new monthly fees. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Like Night And Day: How Two States' Utilities Approach Solar

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Astrophysicist Richard Gaitskell, from Brown University, leads a team hunting particles of dark matter about a mile beneath Earth's surface. No luck so far, but Gaitskell is still hopeful. Chet Brokaw/AP hide caption

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A Physicist Dreams Of Catching Dark Matter In The Act

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An employee drags a palette of recently returned goods through the Optoro warehouse so they can be processed. Dianna Douglas/NPR hide caption

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Maryland Startup Redirects River Of Rejected Gifts

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Amanda Saab cracked jokes, showed her creative side and even cooked bacon (which she didn't eat) during her time as a contestant on MasterChef. Greg Gayne/FOX hide caption

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In 2015, TV Broke Ground By Showing Relatable Women In Hijab

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A farmer in Ethiopia, in the grips of its worst drought in decades. Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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What Happens When A Disaster Unfolds In Slow Motion

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