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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump listen to the national anthem during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Pentagon earlier this week. China News Service/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Claims He Was At Ground Zero On Sept. 11. But Was He?

He continues to say he rushed to the wreckage of the twin towers after the Sept. 11 attacks to help. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the heroic work of the rescue crews.

Opinion: President Trump Claims He Was At Ground Zero On Sept. 11. But Was He?

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The late opinion journalist Molly Ivins, a syndicated columnist and public speaker, is the subject of the new documentary film Raise Hell. Robert Bedell/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'

A new documentary about the political columnist and author takes a personal look at a woman who used her scalding wit and investigative skills to skewer politicians for nearly four decades.

A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'

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Resident Anthony Brewster checks to see how much water is in Nanwalek's storage tank. The village has been on a boil water notice for weeks. Renee Gross/KBBI hide caption

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Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry About A 'Future Of No Water'

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The remote community of Nanwalek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Now, it's running out of water because of a lack of rainfall and low snowpack.

Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry About A 'Future Of No Water'

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With suicides on the rise, the government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to use. A proposed three-digit number — 988 — could replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts

The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.

Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on Thursday outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., over their recent controversial opioid settlement. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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New York AG Says Sacklers Transferred $1B From Pharma Accounts To Themselves

The revelation comes after almost two dozen states reached a tentative settlement with the maker of OxyContin.

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra, including Mary Lou Williams (sitting at the piano), pose for a studio group portrait in 1940. Williams toured with Kirk's band before settling in New York. Gilles Petard/Redferns hide caption

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'Drag 'Em': How Movement Shaped The Music Of Mary Lou Williams

Before settling in Harlem, Mary Lou Williams traveled the country playing with big bands. The road shaped her sound and her theory of black music as "the greatest and only true art in the world."

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Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his latest PBS documentary, Country Music.

Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'

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Visitors and park rangers at historic Fort Scott check out a medevac helicopter operated by Midwest AeroCare during the Kansas town's Good Ol' Days festival. Sarah Jane Tribble/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

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State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies. Gaps in coverage can be a problem.

Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

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Microsoft President Brad Smith says governments need to set rules for big technology companies. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says. Gary He/Reuters hide caption

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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

María Fernanda Papa, 16, wanted to continue the dance education she'd begun back home in Venezuela. She's now enrolled at a school run by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in North Miami Beach. Patricia Laine Romero/Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida hide caption

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The Next Stage: How Young Venezuelan Artists Continue Their Studies In The U.S.

More than 200,000 Venezuelans have fled to South Florida in recent years. Now, with the help of Miami arts programs, young dancers and musicians are getting scholarships to keep doing what they love.

The Next Stage: How Young Venezuelan Artists Continue Their Studies In The U.S.

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Along with increasing awareness of the dangers of climate change, Thunberg says she wants people to use the power of their votes to elect leaders who will work to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change

The 16-year-old climate activist led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside: "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says.

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