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The U.S. Army's Autonomous Remote Engagement System is mounted on the Picatinny Lightweight Remote Weapon System and coupled with an M240B machine gun. It's part of a program that reduces the time to identify targets using automatic target detection and user-specified target selection. U.S. Army hide caption

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Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

Former special operations agent Paul Scharre helped create U.S. military guidelines on autonomous weapons. His new book Army of None, looks at the advances in technology, and the questions they raise.

Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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Edible Oddities: David Bowie-Inspired Menus Reflect His Many Personas

Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke are just two of the characters David Bowie created for himself. The innovator explored music and identity, and his art exhibition inspires chefs and mixologists.

Under sweeping new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, doctors would see new mothers sooner and more frequently, and insurers would cover the increased visits. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

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Ob-Gyns Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often

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Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an influential doctors' group says.

South Korea's speaker array, located at a military base near its border with the North. The South Korean Ministry of Defense announced on Monday it would cease propagandistic broadcasts of K-pop and other audio. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea Stops Its Pop Bombardment Ahead Of Meeting With The North

A summit between South and North Korea this Friday prompted the South to stop broadcasting its massively popular pop music toward its northern neighbors.

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Patricia Hampl's sharp new book argues that daydreaming is a vital part of life. Maureen Corrigan says, after reading it, "you'll understand more of what makes life worth living."

'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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An installation displays paperwork required for refugees to travel between Germany and the United States. The paperwork, which includes passports, affidavits, birth certificates, tax clearances and more, still didn't guarantee entry to the U.S. and often resulted in years-long waiting lists. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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As American Awareness Fades, Holocaust Museum Refreshes The Story

A new exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contextualizes American action — and inaction — during the Nazi rise to power. A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor says it's about time.

Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time. Ivan Armando Flores for NPR hide caption

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A 13-Year-Old In Afghanistan Won't Let His Injuries Get Him Down

Barkatullah is one of thousands of children who are casualties of the conflict. The latest are victims from Sunday's suicide bomb attack.

Lucibela's debut album is a joyful celebration of her native Cape Verde, a country grappling with historical hardships. N'Krumah Lawson Daku/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

The 32-year-old singer shows off a liquid voice rich with the music and culture of her native country for her debut album.

Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

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