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Man snaps incredible One World Trade Center photo
A stunning photo shows sunlight reflecting off of the One World Trade Center days before the 15th  New York man captured a stunning photo of sunlight reflecting off of the One World Trade Center days before the 15th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks         
15844 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda World Trade Center site New York City National September 11 Memorial & Museum
How the pain of 9/11 still stays with a generation
Dana Rose Garfin, University of California, Irvine As we reflect on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, consider: How has this event impacted those individuals who are too young to remember a world before?
-1 points by UPI | September 11 attacks Terrorism Psychological trauma Al-Qaeda War on Terrorism World Trade Center Osama bin Laden Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bound by terror: 'I've got you'
She faced her father's killers in a courtroom, and realized the al Qaeda militants held no power. He put Osama bin Laden's image on a punching bag and let loose.
1936 points by CNN | Osama bin Laden Mother Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Father Family
All they've known is war: Teaching 9/11 to children who weren't yet born
For Max Cohen, a ninth grader at Penncrest High School in Media, the Twin Towers have always been down. The nation has always been at war.
337 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Attack! September 11 Terrorism Attack Al-Qaeda
Clinton, Trump campaign in the world made by 9/11
The 2001 attacks changed the United States, including its politics.       
32 points by USA Today | United States President of the United States Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Barack Obama September 11 attacks Security Democratic Party
Do tragedies like 9/11 have an expiration date?
Fifteen years ago, the world watched as the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States played out before their eyes.        
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15 years after Sept. 11, the questions that still remain in our minds
What happened on September 11, 2001?         
579 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
Man snaps incredible photo of sun beaming off Trade Center
A stunning photo shows sunlight reflecting off of the One World Trade Center days before the 15th  New York man captured a stunning photo of sunlight reflecting off of the One World Trade Center days before the 15th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks         
15844 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda World Trade Center site New York City National September 11 Memorial & Museum
On battling militant Islam, neither Trump nor Clinton has a clue: Kevin O'Brien
Everything about Islam's war on the West has evolved over the last 15 years, including our leaders' response. It's more timid. Veterans look on as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum" Wednesday in New York.Evan Vucci/Associated Press  Militant Islam has been at war with the United States for more than three decades. We noticed 15 years ago Sunday. About half of us decided almost immediately not to take it seriously as a national security issue, but recognized it as a great domestic political issue. The other half tried to take it seriously, but didn't quite know how. The "compassionate conservative" who was going to turn Big Government to a new course that would truly benefit Americans got stuck being a wartime president instead. We needed to make sure terrorists couldn't crash airliners into tall buildings anymore. We needed to make sure our intelligence agencies understood that defeating our enemies in a real war mattered more than defeating one another in turf wars. And we needed to make clear to other nations that harboring terrorists would bring serious consequences. To an extent, we did those things, though we -- all too predictably --gave up on that last one. Too hard. Too expensive. Defending the nation had to be done circumspectly. Defeating our enemies was a delicate process. We chose very early in the game to downplay our enemies' religious motivation. We fought battles over theology with at least as much tenacity as we fought about U.S. policy, military strategy or national defense. In every war, armchair generals use fabulous powers of hindsight to say what the real commanders should have done. In this war, the current U.S. commander in chief -- the guy who bosses the real generals -- prefers the role of armchair professor of comparative religions, lecturing endlessly on who is or is not a genuine Muslim. The president has also taken to reminding us that Americans are more likely to die from slipping in their bathtubs than from terrorism. The next time a terrorist hollers "Allahu akbar!" and starts blazing away in a gun-free zone, I want to think someone's last thoughts will be, "Whoa! How far out of touch with the tenets of true Islam is this guy? And thank goodness I'm not standing in a bathtub right now." For a while, al-Qaida made Americans nervous about flying commercial or hanging around iconic U.S. locations. Now, "lone wolves" inspired by al-Qaida's successor in big-name terrorism, the Islamic State, make us queasy about leaving our houses. Even more than we were 15 years ago, we're living on the front line of this war. Our enemies have figured out that they don't have to finance and plan grandiose attacks when any radicalized dope can drive to the bar or his own office and find Americans in large groups who are squeamish about protecting themselves with guns. Meanwhile, cynical politicians use terrorist attacks to advocate more limits on law-abiding Americans' possession of guns. It doesn't get much more unserious than that. Nor is it likely to get any better during the next four years, no matter who wins November's presidential election. At NBC's "Commander in Chief Forum" Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump inspired no confidence that either is capable of a serious effort toward radical Islam's defeat. Clinton: "We have to defeat ISIS. That is my highest counterterrorism goal. And we've got to do it with air power. We've got to do it with much more support for the Arabs and the Kurds who will fight on the ground against ISIS. We have to squeeze them by continuing to support the Iraqi military. ... We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again. And we're not putting ground troops into Syria. We're going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops." If defeating ISIS is her highest counterterrorism goal, she's not paying attention. ISIS is getting the current headlines, but it's based on the same principles as the Taliban in Afghanistan, Boko Haram in Africa, Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, the Chechens in and near Russia, a number of Islamic militias in Indonesia, al-Qaida and its several offshoots, etc. A coherent counterterrorism strategy would accept the religious, worldwide nature of the enemy and the ideological nature of the war against Western civilization, and use the knowledge to the United States' advantage, rather than minimizing the conflict or pretending it's about something else. And if Clinton won't use U.S. ground troops to achieve her "highest counterterrorism goal," what would she use them for? Donald Trump: "I've always said, shouldn't be there, but if we're going to get out, take the oil. If we would have taken the oil, you wouldn't have ISIS, because ISIS formed with the power and the wealth of that oil. ... I would be very, very cautious. I think I'd be a lot slower. She has a happy trigger. You look, she votes for the wars, she goes in Libya." Cautious. Slow. Completely out of touch with the ideological underpinnings and the financing of terrorist organizations. She would act by proxy. He might not act at all. Oh, well. A serious prosecution of the war against radical Islam has waited this long. Now we'll see what difference four more years makes. O'Brien is The Plain Dealer's deputy editorial page editor.
27 points by The Plain Dealer | Terrorism United States Taliban President of the United States Iraq War Al-Qaeda Islam Donald Trump
Man captures photo of light beaming off One World Trade Center
A stunning photo shows sunlight reflecting off of the One World Trade Center days before the 15th  New York man captured a stunning photo of...       
15844 points by USA Today | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center Manhattan New York City World Trade Center site Al-Qaeda
Weekend TV: 9/11 special, 'Masters of Sex'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
6 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Tig Notaro World Trade Center site Iraq War The Pentagon Lower Manhattan
Arrested militants planned attack on Paris railway station, France says
PARIS (Reuters) - Three women arrested in connection with a car loaded with gas cylinders found in a side road near Notre Dame cathedral had been planning an attack on a Paris railway station, the French interior ministry said.
509 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Caliphate Al-Qaeda Islamism News agency Police Peugeot
Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital, officials say
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Exhausted Afghan security forces were surrounded on Friday by Taliban fighters in the capital of Afghanistan's south-central province of Uruzgan, a day after fighting off a concerted push by the militants, officials said.
24 points by Reuters | International Security Assistance Force Taliban Afghanistan Reuters Al-Qaeda Thomson Reuters Kandahar Taliban insurgency
‘He ran to ambulance, it exploded’: RT exposes ISIS’ evil tactics in Libya (EXCLUSIVE)
Islamic State’s brainwashing machine has been in full swing in Sirte, turning people into unscrupulous suicide bombers and targeting civilian infrastructure such as hospitals with armored car bombs, RT’s William Whiteman reports from the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
538 points by Russia Today | Suicide attack Car bomb Nuclear weapon Al-Qaeda Islam Improvised explosive device Suicide methods Bomber
RT EXCLUSIVE: Crew dodges ISIS suicide car bomb attack on Libyan battlefield (DRAMATIC VIDEO)
New intense battle footage from Libya shows an RT crew caught in the midst of heavy fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants as the journalists venture to report, risking their lives from the frontline in Sirte. Read Full Article at RT.com
773 points by Russia Today | Muammar al-Gaddafi Libya Tripoli Terrorism Italo-Turkish War Al-Qaeda Politics of Libya September 11 attacks
Children of 9/11 draw inspiration from tragedy
They were kids, or not even born yet, when America’s heart broke for them.More than 3,000 children and young adults lost a parent in the deadliest terror attack on American soil, instantly becoming known as the children of 9/11.As the 15th anniversary of the attacks approaches, these children are n...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Mother World Trade Center site Father Al-Qaeda Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center
Kids of 9/11 draw inspiration from tragedy
As the 15th anniversary of the attacks approaches, their 9/11 legacy is now theirs to shape        
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Sept. 11 Q&A: How America sees terrorism 15 years after the 9/11 attacks
What happened on September 11, 2001?       
579 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Taliban War on Terrorism World Trade Center Central Intelligence Agency Islamic terrorism
Denver to commemorate 9/11 with ceremonies, World Trade Center wreckage and free concert downtown
Thousands are expected in Denver's Civic Center park Sunday afternoon to reflect on the terrorists attacks on 9/11 with somber observance and a free tribute concert by John Fogerty and Colorado's Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
1288 points by The Denver Post | September 11 attacks Denver World Trade Center Al-Qaeda Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center United Airlines Flight 175 World Trade Center site
9/11 commemoration at New Jersey high school features the flags of victims
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, students at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, will install, for the second consecutive year, 2,977 flags on the school's front lawn — one for each person who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. The flags will ...
381 points by The Washington Times | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan High school 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda Victim Empire State Building
Morgan Spurlock Boards Documentary on Wildlife Refuge Takeover
Morgan Spurlock has come on board to produce a documentary about the 2016 armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Spurlock is producing the untitled movie through his Warrior Poets production company along with Impact Partners. Jeremy Chilnick and David Holbrooke (“The Diplomat”) are also producing. First Look Media, a financier on... Read more »
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Military's Hostage Rescue Falls Short in Afghanistan
U.S. military forces tried but failed to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan in a raid launched last month under presidential authority.
85 points by The Wall Street Journal | Washington D.C. Al-Qaeda Afghanistan Iraq War Kabul Taliban Republic
UK's 'most hated man' jailed for ISIS support
Notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who led a flag-burning demonstration outside the US embassy on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and voiced support for jihad, has been jailed for inviting support for ISIS.
5365 points by CNN | Muhammad Qur'an Islam Jihad Al-Qaeda Caliphate Terrorism Islamism
Syria's war: Blasts hit Tartous, Homs, Hasaka
At least 48 killed, dozens wounded in five blasts in mostly government-held areas, including in Homs and Damascus.
1637 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Bashar al-Assad Damascus President of the United States Latakia Iraq Al-Qaeda Hafez al-Assad
Trump's plan to defeat ISIS slammed
A retired army general is slamming Donald Trump's remarks that as President he will ask the US military to come up with a plan within one month to defeat ISIS.
20623 points by CNN | Military General officer Anderson Cooper Navy Donald Trump Army Al-Qaeda Military of the United States
U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by Hours
Navy SEALs led the unsuccessful raid to free an American professor and his Australian colleague from the Taliban last month, engaging in a fierce gunfight.
2401 points by The New York Times | United States Taliban Afghanistan Al-Qaeda Washington D.C. War in Afghanistan Iraq War Pakistan
U.S. attempted to rescue two hostages in Afghanistan -Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue two civilian hostages in Afghanistan last month, but the captives were not at the location and no U.S. personnel or civilians were harmed in the attempt, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
17 points by Reuters | Al-Qaeda Reuters Washington D.C. Iraq War United States Thomson Reuters Taliban September 11 attacks
Pentagon: Afghanistan hostage rescue failed
"In August, at the recommendation of Secretary Carter, President Obama authorized U.S. forces to conduct a mission in Afghanistan, aimed at ...       
46 points by USA Today | United States President of the United States United States Marine Corps Taliban United States Department of Defense Al-Qaeda War in Afghanistan Barack Obama
Candidates still deal with 9/11
Memories of 9/11 are fading into history, but the political world it created is still very much with us.       
-1 points by USA Today | United States National security President of the United States Barack Obama Al-Qaeda Security Central Intelligence Agency Hillary Rodham Clinton
St. Patrick’s to host ceremony for firefighter 9/11 victims
Scores of FDNY families who lost relatives to the 9/11 attack will flock to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown this Saturday.
388 points by Daily News | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan American Airlines Flight 11 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda New York City Fire Department National September 11 Memorial & Museum
9/11 pictures: Looking back at the day that changed the world
Time does not heal all wounds. But it does allow us to consider how we've changed.       
162 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks World Trade Center George W. Bush Lower Manhattan Al-Qaeda World Trade Center site World War II American Airlines Flight 11
Voices: A beautiful boy is born — and then comes 9/11
A son was born just before the Sept. 11 attacks. What followed was a stew of contrasting emotions.       
3256 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden New York City Childbirth Al-Qaeda Manhattan Videos of Osama bin Laden George Jones
UT chief: athletes respect U.S. flag, stand during national anthem
University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, told system presidents and athletic directors that sitting during the national anthem to protest the U.S. flag is "disrespecting everyone who sacrificed to make this country what it is today—as imperfect as it might be."
945 points by The Houston Chronicle | Osama bin Laden United States Navy The Star-Spangled Banner Al-Qaeda Videos of Osama bin Laden Bin Laden family Taliban Special Activities Division
Afghanistan: Pamlarena siege ends in Kabul
Security forces say all three attackers killed, 11 hours after they took over Pamlarena's offices in a residential area.
1382 points by Al Jazeera English | Taliban International Security Assistance Force Attack Helmand Province Afghanistan Al-Qaeda Pashtun people Pakistan
A beautiful boy is born — and then comes 9/11
A son was born just before the Sept. 11 attacks. What followed was a stew of contrasting emotions.       
3256 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden New York City World Trade Center Childbirth Al-Qaeda Manhattan Videos of Osama bin Laden
German hardline preacher's trial for helping Syria militants begins
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A German man charged with supporting an Islamist militant group in Syria stayed silent on the first day of his trial in Duesseldorf on Tuesday, though his lawyer told the court that the prosecution was "flying blind" and its witnesses were unfit.
9 points by Reuters | Reuters Iraq Thomson Reuters Lawyer News agency Germany Al-Qaeda Taliban
Flag from iconic photo returned to 9/11 Museum
Flag had been missing for 15 years until it showed up in Washington state.       
92 points by USA Today | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan Al-Qaeda 7 World Trade Center September 11 National September 11 Memorial & Museum World Trade Center site
Voices: A beautiful baby — and then 9/11
A son was born just before the Sept. 11 attacks. What followed was a stew of contrasting emotions.       
3256 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Osama bin Laden Childbirth New York City Al-Qaeda World Trade Center Manhattan George Jones
Covering 9/11: 'The page isn't big enough'
Communicating the magnitude of the attacks in print seemed an impossible task.       
4070 points by USA Today | September 11 attacks Iraq War The Pentagon Al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden Newspaper Washington D.C. Virginia
Clinton asks: What would Reagan think of Trump's comments?
Campaign 2016 updates: Voters struggle to commit, presenting a challenge for Trump and Clinton Sept. 8, 2016, 8:06 a.m. Donald Trump will stop in Cleveland, Ohio today. Hillary Clinton heads to Kansas City, Mo., for the National Baptist Convention. Voters are finding it harder than usual to commit...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush Bill Clinton Vladimir Putin Barack Obama Democratic Party Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda Iraq War
Paris attack suspect invokes silence for 3rd time with judge
The only surviving suspect in last November's attack on Paris refused to speak to a judge Thursday for a third time, in frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his prison cell. Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton, said the judge repeatedly asked questions to no avail on Thursday. Berton...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | Attack Prosecutor Lawyer Suicide methods Attack! Judge Kamikaze Al-Qaeda
Paris attack suspect invokes silence for 3rd time
Salah Abdeslam is the only person suspected of directly participating in the attacks that killed 130 people        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Attack Suicide methods Attack! Kamikaze Al-Qaeda Prosecutor Suspect September 11 attacks
Howard officials: Progress in emergency preparedness since 9/11
Since 2004, three years after the the 9/11 terrorist attacks, FEMA has designated September as National Preparedness Month, sharing safety tips, strategies and precautions to follow in man-made and natural disasters. To prepare for any emergency, National Center for Citizen Safety founder and president...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Emergency management Emergency service September 11 attacks Public safety United States Department of Homeland Security Emergency evacuation Al-Qaeda Emergency telephone number
Now adults, children of 9/11 draw inspiration from tragedy
NEW YORK (AP) — They were kids, or not even born yet, when America's heart broke for them.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Lower Manhattan World Trade Center site Al-Qaeda 7 World Trade Center National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Flag firefighters raised at ground zero returns to site
NEW YORK (AP) - An American flag that firefighters hoisted at ground zero in the hours after the 9/11 terror attacks returns to the World Trade Center site after disappearing for more than a decade. The 3-foot-by 5-foot flag goes on display Thursday at the Sept. 11 museum in New ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan World Trade Center site 7 World Trade Center Al-Qaeda Washington D.C. National September 11 Memorial & Museum
9/11: Bin Laden's big miscalculation
Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, another hinge event in American history, 9/11 was a great tactical victory for America's enemies. But in both these cases the tactical success of the attacks was not matched by strategic victories. Quite the reverse.
6446 points by CNN | Al-Qaeda September 11 attacks Taliban War on Terrorism Osama bin Laden United Arab Emirates United States George W. Bush
Veterans who worked in U.S. drone program support legal fight by Yemeni relative of drone victims
Three military veterans once involved in the U.S. drone program have thrown their support behind a Yemeni man’s legal fight to obtain details about why his family members were killed in a 2012 strike. The former soldiers’ unusual decision to publicly endorse the lawsuit against President Obama...
464 points by Los Angeles Times | Al-Qaeda President of the United States Special Activities Division Federal government of the United States Barack Obama United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party
TV tonight: 'Zoo,' 9/11 Pentagon special
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
3 points by Arizona Republic | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Al-Qaeda The Pentagon United States Department of Defense Federal Bureau of Investigation Lower Manhattan Attack
'Just like Korea is the forgotten war, the Pentagon is the forgotten 9/11'
When we remember Sept. 11, 2001, we can't help but think in haunting visuals: a jet bursting into a fireball as it impales a skyscraper; office workers falling from the tallest windows of the towers; New Yorkers so covered in dust they look like statues.
9 points by The Houston Chronicle | September 11 attacks World Trade Center Washington D.C. The Pentagon Al-Qaeda Arlington County Virginia American Airlines Flight 77 September 11
Remembering 9/11: Memorials across Ohio pay tribute to those who lost their lives 15 years ago
In Ohio, and in states across the country, hundreds of memorials have sprung up to honor the victims and commemorate the past. They exist in fire departments, city parks, military museums – large and small, simple and elaborate, all heartfelt.
16 points by The Plain Dealer | World Trade Center September 11 attacks New York City Lower Manhattan Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United 93 Al-Qaeda Manhattan