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Jason Carney designed and installed the solar array on the roof of his house in Nashville, Tenn. He wants to introduce more people in minority communities to the advantages of solar energy. Tamara Reynolds for NPR hide caption

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Stepping Into The Sun: A Mission To Bring Solar Energy To Communities Of Color

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The same steep growth and use of big data that attracted venture capital cash to companies that administer Medicare Advantage plans have led to scrutiny of the companies by government officials. Federal audits estimate such plans nationwide have overcharged taxpayers nearly $10 billion annually. 123light/Getty Images hide caption

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Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday. Marty Lederhandler/AP hide caption

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Equifax will pay up to $700 million in a proposed settlement over its 2017 data breach. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Equifax To Pay Up To $700 Million In Data Breach Settlement

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With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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The world's largest gold coin on display at the New York Stock Exchange Darius Rafieyan/NPR hide caption

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Gold Rush 2.0

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must remain in prison for securities fraud, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Shkreli is seen here in 2017, speaking after the jury reached a verdict in his case in a federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The viral face-transforming FaceApp climbed to the top of the App Store on Wednesday. FaceApp hide caption

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Democrats Issue Warnings Against Viral Russia-Based Face-Morphing App

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A razor wire fence surrounds the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Calif., April 13, 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

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The Trump administration has suggested buying a prescription drug is like buying a car — with plenty of room to negotiate down from the sticker price. But drug pricing analysts say the analogy doesn't work. tomeng/Getty Images hide caption

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How Does Drug Pricing Work? Hint: It's More Like Designer Handbags Than Cars

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An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal

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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Dataset Showing Drug Industry's Role In Opioid Crisis

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Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

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U.S. lawmakers will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues. Reuters hide caption

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'Facebook Is Dangerous': Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

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