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Special Extended Weekend Edition Sunday, Sun., Sept. 11, 8 a.m.

We’ll capture the day’s events – from Ground Zero to the Pentagon with our correspondents deployed across America and
around the world. Host Audie Cornish will be joined by NPR military, national security and political correspondents.

We will capture the names of victims as they are read in New York. From the Pentagon, NPR National Security Correspondent Tom Gjelten will revisit where he was when American Airlines flight 77 slammed into the heart of America's military headquarters. Morning Edition host Renee Montagne will be in Afghanistan and will be part of our coverage from there.


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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
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A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
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In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.