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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001

Sep 11, 2011 — Around the nation today, the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked with prayers, solemn ceremonies, vows to remember the nearly 3,000 victims and pledges to never let terrorists fundamentally change the American way of life.
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Sep 13, 2011 — When Robert Peraza knelt to say a prayer for the son he lost on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Justin Lane caught the moment. It's one of the most-viewed images from Sunday's 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Former FBI agent and interrogator Ali Soufan talks about dysfunction and rivalries inside the government's counterterrorism agencies that led to missed opportunities — as well as the ineffectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques on collecting intelligence.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Author Christine Naman recounts the birth of her son on September 11th, 2001 as the final installment of Tell Me More's essay series "Where Were You?" In two books, she chronicles the optimism she wishes for her child and documents stories of 49 others born that day.
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Sep 12, 2011 — President Obama says for all that's changed in the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America's character as a nation has endured, stronger than ever. Obama spoke at a memorial concert in Washington, D.C. Sunday night, marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It was one of many ceremonies held across the country, honoring a decade of loss and survival.
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Sep 12, 2011 — Only a few events in a lifetime serve as true turning points. There was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, the day JFK was shot and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. How have the events of Sept. 11 resonated through 10 years of American politics?
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Sep 12, 2011 — Hope for the future, rather than pessimism about it, characterized the remarks of many of the speakers at events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Sunday's ceremonies, and the display of political unity they expressed, were very different from what's been going on lately on Capitol Hill.
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Sep 11, 2011 — On the forefront of Sept. 11th's legacy, U.S. service members commemorated the 10th anniversary of the day in Afghanistan.
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Sep 11, 2011 — Kate Bralauer, 11, has never seen the Manhattan skyline with twin towers. But 9/11 matters to her.
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Sep 11, 2011 — William Langewiesche's three-part series on the recovery effort at ground zero, "American Ground: Unbuilding The World Trade Center," was the longest piece of original reporting ever published by the Atlantic Monthly. Ten years later, he warns against wallowing in the events of that day.
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