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America Remembers: 20 Years Later

The September 11, 2001, attacks on America still reverberate.

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'It seems like just yesterday': U.S. marks 21st anniversary of 9/11

Victims’ relatives and dignitaries were convening Sunday at the places where hijacked jets crashed on Sept. 11, 2001 — the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Firefighters salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2022, in New York.
Firefighters salute during the singing of the National Anthem at the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2022, in New York.

A health care program for 9/11 survivors and first responders is running short of money

A dozen GOP House members sent a letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee chair asking for more funds for the World Trade Center Health Program.
Image: FDNY, The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001.
Image: FDNY, The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001.

House members demand answers from 9/11 survivors health care program

After publication of this article, a federal spokesperson said handing management of the program over to a new firm would be delayed “to allow more time for a smooth transition.”
Image: FDNY, The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001.
Image: FDNY, The Rubble of the World Trade Center on September 12, 2001.

After 9/11, China grew into a superpower as a distracted U.S. fixated on terrorism, experts say

In 2001, the Bush administration was focused on China and tensions had spiked. The 9/11 attacks were a "geopolitical gift to China,“ says one expert.
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing

College student puts nearly 3,000 U.S. flags from 9/11 display into trash bags in protest

Fadel Alkilani, a vice president of finance for the Student Union, acknowledged that he removed the flags on Saturday and put them in plastic bags as part of a protest.
Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis.

Her father was a ground zero paramedic. He returned home a different person.

Carlos Nuñez, a Dominican American paramedic, rushed into a building after the first plane hit. The family's initial fears when he wasn't home that night still haunt his daughter.
Carlos Nuñez, a paramedic, right, stands covered in dust after the collapse of the Twin Towers, in N.Y., on Sept. 11, 2001.
Carlos Nuñez, a paramedic, right, stands covered in dust after the collapse of the Twin Towers, in N.Y., on Sept. 11, 2001.

World leaders pay tribute to 9/11 victims and survivors

"Even in the darkest, most trying of times, the very best of human nature can shine through," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
New York City Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Terror Attacks
New York City Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Terror Attacks

A Sikh man was the first victim of a wave of post-9/11 hate crimes on turbaned men

"The only thing I look at is if you can educate people enough to be understanding and respect other people, that’s the key point," Rana Singh Sodhi said.
Image: A memorial for Balbir Singh Sodhi who was killed outside his gas station.
Image: A memorial for Balbir Singh Sodhi who was killed outside his gas station.

Chinatown residents suffered in silence in decades since 9/11

In the aftermath, language and cultural barriers hid the community’s emotional trauma.
Image: May Chen in Confucius Plaza, where she was 20 years ago when the twin towers fell.
Image: May Chen in Confucius Plaza, where she was 20 years ago when the twin towers fell.

Did we win the war on terror?

Many national security experts say the U.S. is now much less vulnerable to international terrorism than it was when New York and the Pentagon were struck.
Taliban fighters armed with American weapons and equipment patrol and secure the outer perimeter alongside the American controlled side of of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021.
Taliban fighters armed with American weapons and equipment patrol and secure the outer perimeter alongside the American controlled side of of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021.

'You were the decoy': Youngest congressman recalls frenzied 9/11 spent with Bush

Twenty years ago, Adam Putnam became an unlikely behind-the-scenes witness to a commander in chief in the crucible of the nation's greatest calamity since at least Pearl Harbor.
Rep. Adam Putnam, right, R-Bartow, Fla., and Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisor Larry Berberich look at television reports of the terrorist acts upon the World Trade Center while waiting for President Bush, on Sept. 11, 2001 in Sarasota, Fla.
Rep. Adam Putnam, right, R-Bartow, Fla., and Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisor Larry Berberich look at television reports of the terrorist acts upon the World Trade Center while waiting for President Bush, on Sept. 11, 2001 in Sarasota, Fla.

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