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Good morning. I'm Noel King. Unlike parrots, ducks are not known for imitating human sounds. But a researcher recently found a decades-old recording of an Australian musk duck named Ripper who is saying what sounds like, you bloody fool.

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Three weeks after taking over Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, this morning, the Taliban have finally announced an interim government. NPR's Jackie Northam is covering it and joins us now. Jackie, thanks for being here.

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Thousands of refugees from the war in Afghanistan have now arrived in the United States. Most land in Virginia and are brought to the Dulles Expo Center, a cavernous building just outside of Washington, D.C.

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The other night, we walked into a house here in Pakistan's capital. A servant held open the door, and we found the owner in the hall.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Nice to meet you.

ISFANDIYAR PATAUDI: Nice to meet you.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Do not come between a band and its encore. Napa Valley, Calif., learned that the hard way.

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Updated September 8, 2021 at 2:33 PM ET

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Elizabeth Cascio, an emergency medical technician with the New York City Fire Department, was in Queens directing a first responder training program, when the team got a call to mobilize to the World Trade Center. Her team arrived in a caravan of buses and ambulances just as the second tower collapsed.

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Updated September 12, 2021 at 10:36 AM ET

For 27 years, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder has been a provocateur on Los Angeles radio dials: a Black host who leans libertarian and delights in skewering Democratic politicians and liberal orthodoxy. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is just his latest target.

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The Chinese government has been tightening its control over culture and the economy in that country. In recent days, its sites have apparently turned towards an A-list movie star. NPR China affairs correspondent John Ruwitch reports.

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Updated September 2, 2021 at 12:19 PM ET

Texas' new abortion law is one of the strictest in the country. It bans abortions after about six weeks, allows private citizens to sue anyone perceived to be helping patients obtain abortions and doesn't make exceptions for cases involving rape or incest.

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