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Sept. 11 And Culture

In an essay in this week's New Yorker magazine, editor David Remnick writes that this 10th anniversary of the attacks is a time to commemorate, consider and reconsider. Audie Cornish talks to Remnick. She also talks to World Trade Center master planner Daniel Libeskind and NPR's Tom Gjelten, who provides a wrap up of the day's events. Weekend Edition then offers a montage of sound from the day of remembrance.
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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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Crepes For Cinco De Mayo? Chef Pati Jinich Explains Por Qué

The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico's evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.
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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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