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Talat Hamdani says her son Salman, pictured here in 1983, was so proud to be an American. Salman died responding to the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. Courtesy of Talat Hamdani hide caption

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A Mother Remembers Her Son, A Muslim-American First Responder Who Died On Sept. 11

Talat Hamdani's son Salman died after the police cadet rushed to the fallen towers to help. The first responder was later wrongfully identified by police and the press as an accomplice in the attacks.

Sassy Ministries
Prowler Champ
Remembering Avishai Cohen

Elementary school students in Iwamizawa, a town in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, take part in a missile drill. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In Hokkaido, Being In North Korea's Missile Flight Path Means Cold War-Era Drills

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Matsuri No Taiko [Festival Drum] Satomi Saeki

Erik Budman hangs plywood at a Key Largo, Fla., business in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Why Hurricane Irma's Winds Are An Extreme Worry For Florida

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Dust in the Wind (Instrumental Version) Steve Petrunak
Kangaru Various
Replacement Driver Saxon Shore
Angels and Brotherly Love Saxon Shore

Marie Lu says it's fitting — given her tendency to write dark, dystopian novels — that she was born in the year 1984. Primo Gallanosa/Penguin Random House hide caption

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'Young People Who Do Extraordinary Things' Are The Norm In Marie Lu's YA World

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Unknown Unknown
Aphex Twin - Avril 14th Aphex Twin & Richard D. James
Hands Up - Instrumental DJ Vadim
Beautiful - Instrumental DJ Vadim
Wasp Nest The National

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A Mother Remembers Her Son, A Muslim-American First Responder Who Died On Sept. 11

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That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos Chris Zabriskie
I Took a Pill in Ibiza Instrumental DJ Digiback
Open Eye Signal Jon Hopkins
Open Eye Signal [George Fitzgerald Remix]
Brothers on a Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie
All My Blessings Are a Curse This Is a Process of a Still Life
Maya This Is a Process of a Still Life
Friday I'm In Love (Orchestral Pop) Walt Ribeiro

Destini Johnson gets a hug from her mother. She was released unexpectedly early because, she tells her parents, the jail was overcrowded. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce

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After 25 Years, Graydon Carter Is Stepping Down As Editor Of 'Vanity Fair'

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