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Somber tributes to memories of 9/11 attacks

Somber tributes to memories of 9/11 attacks

Sept. 11 victims’ loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks’ 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that…

Plane landing gear found in New York City: From 9/11?

A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center…

9/11: The day America changed

9/11:  The day America changed

September 11, 2001: A clear, crisp fall day in Washington, DC, and New York. I was shooting a routine photo assignment in the District when my Blackberry went off. “Explosion…

Congress finally passes aid program for first responders

Congress finally passes aid program for first responders

Congress has passed a $4.2 billion aid package for survivors of the September 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and responders who develop illnesses because of breathing dust…

Message to a divided America: Islam is not the enemy

Message to a divided America: Islam is not the enemy

President Barack Obama told a deeply polarized America that Islam is not the enemy as somber ceremonies marked an unusually tense ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Moving remembrance…

DC rally will test Beck’s power

DC rally will test Beck’s power

Glenn Beck, the man behind Saturday’s rally at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, has built an empire around his own voice that…

Where exactly is ground zero?

Where exactly is ground zero?

The furor over how close is too close to ground zero for a planned Islamic center and mosque has raised a simple question nine years after Sept. 11: Where exactly…

Mosque debate ignores facts

Mosque debate ignores facts

A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates — mostly Republicans — despite the fact that Islam is already very much…

Skeptical Muslims weigh in on mosque debate

Skeptical Muslims weigh in on mosque debate

American Muslims who support the proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero are facing skeptics within their own faith — those who argue that the project is insensitive to…

Too many Americans incorrectly call Obama Muslim

Too many Americans incorrectly call Obama Muslim

Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion. Nearly one in five people, or…

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