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After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don't expect a full transformation yet.

Alex Rodriguez plays his last baseball game ever, and the Olympics continue. NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN.

Do hummingbirds migrate on the backs of geese? And will rice thrown at weddings really make birds explode? Scott Simon gets to the bottom of some bird myths with Ray Brown, host of "Talkin' Birds."

The community at the bottom rung of the social Hindu hierarchy does the dirtiest jobs. Some of the poorest of the poor, formerly known as "the Untouchables," don't want to perform those tasks anymore.

The United Nations is planning to send 4,000 more peacekeeping troops to South Sudan. NPR's Scott Simon talks to journalist Nichola Mandil about why the government is objecting to more peacekeepers.

One teacher in Indiana leads conversions with her fellow teachers and students about race and bias. She's never thought it was more important than she does now.

In the summer of 1966, farmworkers staged a historic march across Texas to protest low wages and poor working conditions. Fifty years later, some of them are telling their stories for the first time.

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.

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