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Topic - September 11, 2001 Attacks
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th or 9/11) were a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the United States on September 11, 2001, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington, D.C. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally piloted two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. The hijackers also intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and intended to pilot the fourth hijacked jet, United Airlines Flight 93, into the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.; however, the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 246 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes, none of whom survived. - Source: Wikipedia
Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, intelligence operatives with the Central Intelligence Agency turned some of the Guantanamo Bay inmates into double agents, sending them on a path to help kill those with intent to harm America — hopefully.
The federal government is approving ever-more business and tourism visitors to enter the U.S., raising questions about whether agencies are equipped to approve them, monitor them and make sure they leave when they are supposed to.
Writer Cheryl Chumley notes that critics of Illinois' move to provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants will provide "a gateway for forged documents" ("No English, no problem: Illinois illegal immigrants poised to get driver's licenses," Web, Nov. 1). This is all too true. Illinois joins a number of states this year that enacted legislation requiring their respective motor vehicle agencies to issue driver's licenses to those who are unable or unwilling to provide proof of lawful status. One similarity among the legislation enacted this year is that they all required the acceptance of a consular identification card as proof of identity.
First it was Egypt, now oil sheiks worrying that U.S. has become too unsteady
A mask of respectability hides an immoral surveillance regime
The Senate intelligence committee voted Thursday to officially affirm the NSA's ability to collect records of Americans' telephone calls, but imposes new restrictions on federal authorities who want to sift through the data.
The Republican author of the Patriot Act in the House and the senior Democrat in the Senate teamed up Tuesday to write a bill that would stop the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, setting up a major clash with other lawmakers and the Obama administration who are feverishly fighting to preserve the snooping program.
Members of the Abenaki tribe are outraged after protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont uprooted a 9/11 memorial display in their name.
Al Qaeda terror network leader Ayman al-Zawahri sent out a message marking Sept. 11, 2001, with a call for more attacks on U.S. soil, aimed at hitting America hard in the pocketbook.
A fiery preacher labeled by some as anti-Islam was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from his plan to burn 2,998 copies of the Koran — to match the number of victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on American soil.
While federal lawmakers from both parties remember the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Republicans also point to lingering questions from the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya one year ago.
Syria may be in chaos, and the international community may be floundering for the proper response to the regime's chemical weapons attack outside Damascus, but President Bashar Assad is celebrating — his birthday, that is.
A brother of the U.S. soldier who slaughtered 16 Afghan civilians last year began making the case Wednesday for why he should one day be eligible for release from prison, portraying him as a patriotic American and indulgent father who let his son put ranch dressing on chocolate chip pancakes.
The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khatallah, the first indictment in last year's deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi — signaling a shift in a case whose political undertones have roiled the Obama administration over the past 11 months.
Surprised that Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy?