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A Bird Of Courage And A Bash In Denmark: The July 4 You Didn't Know  |   

In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.

Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.  |   

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One  |   

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Alexander Eisenschmidt, an assistant professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago, about the new Chicago Ferris Wheel.

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church  |   

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida  |   

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.