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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sameer Gadhia of the Southern California band Young The Giant about the band's immigrant history ,and what they wanted to say about American identity in their new album.

The tricolored blackbird population in California has declined to a point that it's a candidate for the California Endangered Species List. But efforts are underway to keep the bird from disappearing.

In his new book Utopia Drive, author Erik Reece takes readers on a literary road trip through the history of Utopian communities in the United States.

Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, gives an overview of American Muslims' political positions both historically and during this election cycle.

The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.

The Green Party is holding its convention in Houston Saturday, the biggest in its history. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is hoping to attract disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden visited Miami, where several people have been infected with Zika. He says the CDC is trying to control the mosquito responsible.

The first day of the Olympics gave fans in Brazil a smorgasbord of sporting events to take in. American Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of this year's games, in women's air rifle competition.

With the Zika epidemic raging around them, OB-GYNs in Puerto Rico have launched a plan to offer free contraception across the island. Doctors say the island has a high unplanned pregnancy rate.

NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.

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