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Bush, Sept. 11 Family Member Remember Attacks

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Former President George W. Bush, who led the country at the time, reads a quotation or poem to mark the attacks. The remarks are followed by those of Peter Negron, who was 11 when his father, also named Peter, died in the collapse of World Trade Center. Audie Cornish then talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten who was in the Pentagon when American Airlines flight 77 struck the building. She then talks to Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and a writer for the New Yorker, for his analysis.
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'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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Do Fact Checks Matter?

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
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This Afternoon, Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

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