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Fifteen years later, some of the places with heightened security restrictions following the terrorist attacks remain that way. Access to an outdoor sculpture in Seattle, for example, is still tight.

The Taiwanese island of Kinmen is just one mile off the coast of mainland China and many residents are divided over their increasingly cozy relationship with their wealthy neighbor.

On September 11, 2001, Stephanie Streit was a senior in high school. It took her a few years to make the leap, but she's spent the last decade training to be a military trauma surgeon.

Memorials will be held at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn., today to mark the 15th anniversary of September 11.

Former Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson reflects on how his life has changed since September 11, 2001. His wife Barbara Olson died in the attack on the Pentagon that day.

In most places, a teacher earning $69,000 would be firmly middle class. For our series "Hanging On," NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Matt Barry, who makes ends meet by driving for Uber in Morgan Hill.

On Sept. 11, NPR's Rachel Martin looks back with New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman believes that the years following were rife with squandered opportunities.

NPR's national political correspondent joins Rachel Martin to talk about the week that was on the campaign trail, from Clinton and the "basket of deplorables" to Trump's interview with Larry King.

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the remains of 40 percent of the World Trade Center victims have not been identified. Their families have been waiting for advances in DNA technology.

Former legal affairs reporter Dan Slater's new book Wolf Boys tells the true story of two American teenagers recruited to a Mexican drug cartel, and the Texas detective obsessed with capturing them.

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