Hillary Clinton’s 9/11 moment was her biggest debate misstep



Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is under fire for invoking the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks to defend against charges from her rivals that she is too close to Wall Street bankers

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, called Clinton’s pledge to remain unswayed by her Wall Street donors “not good enough” during Saturday’s Democratic primary debate.

Sanders said Wall Street firms have been donating to Clinton in the hopes of friendly policies

“Maybe they’re dumb…but I don’t think so,” Sanders said regarding Wall Street’s policy expectations from a Clinton presidency. “They expect to get something.” Read more…

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September 11th commemorations have slowly tapered off in newspapers



Firemen gather together in Greenwich Village, in lower New York, to pay tribute to the fallen. A somber ceremony takes place further downtown at the September 11 Memorial and Museum. One World Trade Center, the striking skyscraper erected in the wake of that destruction, hovers over the entire city where the twin towers once stood

Anywhere you look in Manhattan on Friday, you’re likely to find some reminder of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Anywhere, that is, except on the front pages of the city’s biggest newspapers

The New York Times devoted the bulk of its front page to a newly discovered human ancestor, with no mention of September 11th beyond the generic date at the top of the paper. The cover of The New York Post shouted about “PSYCHO COP,” but stayed silent about the anniversaryThe New York Daily News faithfully included the words “We Will Never Forget” at the very bottom margins of its cover where one might easily forget it. Read more…

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Bowed heads, raised flags: Remembering 9/11 from city to city



From New York City and Washington, D.C., to Afghanistan, nations remember the Sept. 11 attacks that took place on this day, 14 years ago. Read more…

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Strong storms cause deadly crane collapse at Mecca mosque



A crane collapsed at the famed Masjid al Haram mosque in Mecca on Friday, reportedly leaving dozens dead and many more wounded

The collapse occurred as strong storms battered the building, also known as the Grand Mosque, which surrounds Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba.

According to preliminary numbers from the Saudi Civil Defense forces, which responded to the emergency, at least 65 people died and 80 others were injured

Footage from inside the mosque following the crane collapse shows debris strewn across the floor and motionless bodies covered in blood. Read more…

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Dan Rather: On 9/11, remember too the men and women still on the front lines



Today is Sept. 11 — another day of the year, but of course so much more. It is trite, but true to say this is a day I will never forget, and trite but true to say it is hard to believe that it has already been 14 years

Today, I mourn the thousands of innocent victims. They were men and women, the very young to the very old, and a wide array of races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations and every other supposed distinction that we use to classify and divide members of our species. The collective murder on that morning proves how minor those distinctions really are under the broader umbrella of humanity Read more…

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Double rainbow fills the sky in New York City ahead of 9/11 anniversary



One day before the United States commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, New Yorkers were treated to a beautiful break from the rain on Thursday.

A double rainbow stretched across the sky, and to some observers, one end seemed to touch down right at the Freedom Tower that now stands at the site where the Twin Towers once rose

Ben Sturner, the CEO of a sports marketting agency, spotted the rainbow emerging from in lower Manhattan from his apartment in Queens.

“I see this rainbow, and it’s coming from the World Trade Center and it’s the most gorgeous rainbow I’ve ever seen,” Sturner told NBC 4 New York. “It gives me chills.” Read more…

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Woman from ‘Dust Lady’ 9/11 photograph dies of stomach cancer



The U.S. woman featured in the iconic “Dust Lady” photo, taken as she fled the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from cancer aged 42.

Marcy Borders, from New Jersey, had been working for a month at Bank of America in the north tower. On Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m., the 28-year-old was standing next to the photocopier on the 81st floor when a plane smashed into the building a few stories above. Despite a manager’s direction to wait for fire wardens, Borders ran for the stairs and began to make her way down.

As Borders arrived on street level, a second plane hit the south tower. As it collapsed, a cloud of smoke and debris surrounded Borders Read more…

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A sobering look at 9/11 from inside the White House



Almost 14 years later, memories of the terrorist attacks on September 11 — where we were, what we were doing when the news first broke — still linger for all of us. But what was the scene like for the decision-makers in America’s capital?

The U.S. National Archives posted a new collection of images from the Vice Presidential Records of the Photography Office that offer a rare look chief executive staff in the hours after the attacks first started. In the more than 350 photos posted to Flickr, you can see former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and other key members of the U.S. government at work on one of the most difficult days in the nation’s history. Read more…

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Post-9/11 security reforms may have enabled Germanwings crash



There’s an axiom in national security circles that if you prepare only for the last attack, you will likely be ill-prepared for the next one. The apparently deliberate crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 at the hands of a co-pilot may prove this true once again, as it appears to have been enabled in part by post-9/11 security reforms that made it harder for intruders to gain access to the cockpit

Except in this case it wasn’t an intruder trying to enter the flight deck, but a pilot who was presumably trying to stop a deadly, intentional descent into the French Alps

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Woman Still Searching for Owner of Wedding Photo Found at Ground Zero 13 Years Ago



Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, one woman is still searching for the owner of a wedding photo discovered at Ground Zero.

Elizabeth Stringer Keefe tweeted a scan of the weathered photo out to her Twitter followers on Thursday night and called for others to retweet it. Since then, the photo has been retweeted more than 27,000 times (and counting)

Every year on #911 I post this photo hoping 2 return 2 owner. Found at #groundzero #WTC in 2001. Pls RT pic.twitter.com/mZ9LdQqE7x

— E. Stringer Keefe (@ProfKeefe) September 12, 2014 Read more…

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