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Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. We ask journalist and author Lawrence Wright to connect the post-9/11 dots from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. We also can't think about 9/11 without remembering the so-called Axis of Evil, which included North Korea. Well, today North Korea announced that it had mastered the ability to place a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile, after conducting its biggest nuclear test to date. Plus, we hear an appreciation of the late great ska legend Prince Buster.
Today we hear how the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the trajectory of American lives. We check in with US veterans who signed up to fight because of 9/11, and ask young Muslims and Sikhs who were living in the US at the time how the events of 15 years ago affected their lives. Also, we'll introduce you to a 10-year-old girl in Yemen whose video about life in the midst of the Saudi bombing campaign has gone viral. Plus, some reflections as Star Trek turns 50.
A Saudi cleric draws rebuke for saying Iranians aren't "real Muslims." Plus, Donald Trump lays out a national security plan. Also, the Paralympic Games get started in Rio, while the Nomad Games begin in Kyrgyzstan.
Today we take a look at profane insults and America's global status. The Philippines' president made waves when he used a curse word in apparent reference to President Barack Obama. He's since expressed regret, but still standing by his main point: that the US has no right to come in and tell him what to do. Plus, we'll explore the colorful world of high-level insults throughout history. Also, speaking of insults ... wait until you hear what goes down in a new track by rap group Run the Jewels — or, better yet, where it goes down.
On this Labor Day, we celebrate the work of two doctors. One is a British physician who spent time this summer on a Doctors Without Borders rescue boat patrolling the seas between Libya and Italy. The other is an Indian microbiologist who uncovered the presence of HIV in India as part of her dissertation work 30 years ago. Plus, we hear how refugees and Germans are dealing with culture clash at German swimming pools.
President Barack Obama is traveling to China this weekend for the G20 summit. It's being billed as "the most significant gathering of world leaders in China's history." We'll have a preview. Plus, as Obama heads east, he's seeking to cement his legacy on protecting the environment. We take a look at what might happen to that legacy after he leaves office. We also catch up with some scientists studying a rare annular eclipse in East Africa.