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We're going to turn now to one of the members of Congress who questioned Secretary Blinken. Joining us now is Ohio Republican Steve Chabot. He sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Good morning, Congressman.

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Good morning. I'm A Martinez. A cricket match in Ireland was underway when...

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UNIDENTIFIED SPORTS ANNOUNCER: Oh. Oh - oh, the dog has the ball.

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Picking one Tiny Desk Contest winner from the thousands of amazing entries we received this year wasn't easy.

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Workers at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium got a little excitement recently when a rhinoceros slipped out of its pen.

DAN CASSIDY: Jontu is his name. He's a 13-year-old male Indian one-horn rhino.

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Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana more than two weeks ago, but the recovery still hasn't begun for thousands of ravaged households. They've been getting by without electricity and sometimes even without water. NPR's Frank Morris reports.

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Lawmakers will question Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan this week. He'll appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today and then tomorrow, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Twenty years ago, you could arrive at an airport at the last minute and walk through a metal detector without taking off your shoes. But that has changed since the September 11 terrorist attacks as airport security evolved to meet new threats.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a warning to those who want to remake the court: Be careful what you wish for.

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Morning News Brief

Sep 10, 2021

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If you work at a company with more than 100 employees, your boss is under new pressure to require that staff get vaccinated for COVID.

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Updated September 9, 2021 at 2:50 PM ET

A flight with about 200 people, including some Americans, has landed in Doha, Qatar, after departing Kabul's airport earlier Thursday, a U.S. official says. It was the first international flight to leave Afghanistan since the U.S. withdrew its forces at the end of August.

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He was an archbishop, an HIV/AIDS activist and a singer.

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CARL BEAN AND UNIVERSAL LOVE: (Singing) All we need is love.

MARTIN: Archbishop Carl Bean died on Tuesday at 77 years old.

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On Sept. 11, 2001, American TV viewers saw scenes of cheering Palestinians, jubilant to see Israel's ally attacked. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had his security services quash the scattered celebrations, and issued a statement.

"We want to send a message to the world: we are not with Al Qaeda and its activities," said Nabil Amr, then Palestinian minister of information, who helped draft the condemnation.

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