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September 11th

Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News

A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one...

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, and how tightly is the ideal bound to its symbols?

Scott Conroy

Chris Christie: 'You Can't Enjoy Your Civil Liberties If You're In A Coffin'

HuffingtonPost.com | Scott Conroy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

HUDSON, N.H. -- Hours after delivering a hawkish foreign policy speech, in which he lambasted critics of post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance tactics, ...

First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With Disabilities

Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans st...

9/11 Defendant Claims Ongoing Injuries From CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Walter Ruiz, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi's lawyer and a former Navy commander, told the court that Hawsawi's treatment needs stem from injuries he sustained under U.S.-sponsored torture. Ruiz wants to interview his client's doctors to learn more about the "ongoing bleeding" and "colorectal issues that stem from his time in captivity...."

New Allegations Renew Old Questions About Saudi Arabia And 9/11

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say doc...

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Thomas Becket and the CIA Torture Report

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Former President Bush, in a careful statement, praises the CIA operatives as "patriots," while not either condoning or defending their actions. Former Vice President Cheney calls the report "a bunch of hooey" and decries the damage to national security.

Kate Sheppard

The Inside Story Of How The CIA Actually Caught The 9/11 Mastermind, But Nearly Didn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the 500-page Senate report on the Bush administration's CIA torture program, made public for the first time on Tuesday, is a d...

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

We Need to Know More, But the 'Experts' Aren't Helping

James Zogby | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To hear these "experts" pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down. And instead of making us aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they reduce them to simple and easy clichés.

REPORT: 9/11 Hijackers Caught Testing Airport Security Months Before Attacks

The New York Post | Posted 10.05.2014 | Crime

At least three eyewitnesses spotted al Qaeda hijackers casing the security checkpoints at Boston’s Logan Airport months before the 9/11 attacks. The...

How Do We Tell Our Son He Lost His Grandfather On 9/11?

Leah O’Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Leah O’Connor

It was about an hour into our first date when I first learned that my now husband had lost his father in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Now, with a 4-month-old son, my husband and I wonder how we will respond when he someday asks about his grandfather.

What I Learned About Life By Visiting the 9/11 Memorial

Sean Smith | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Sean Smith

We will always remember, we will never forget. Those words mean something different to me now than they ever did before.

United We Stand Requires Actions, Not Just Words

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

Flag waving is not patriotism. Questioning and demanding that we live up to our values -- that is patriotism. And that is what we must do.

The Most Cringeworthy 9/11 Tweets From Brands

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

It's the annual 9/11 tribute that no one asked for and everyone hates: companies on Twitter using the worst day in recent American history to promote ...

Healing Vigilante: How Did You Grow From 9/11?

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

How does one process the vicarious tension and trauma picked up in those moments, even if just seeing it in the news?

We All Remember Where We Were On September 11. These Are Your Stories.

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Share your stories with us in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #WhereWereYou.

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

Remembering Our Humanity

Vincent Daly | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

As the pervasiveness of Internet connectivity grows internationally, the Earth becomes more of a neighborhood where everyone knows everyone else's business. And that gives me hope. Much like the densely populated streets of New York City, people can find a way to live with one another.

Christopher Mathias

New Yorkers Remind Us That 9/11 Is Much More Than Just A Moment In History

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, family members of September 11th victims gathered to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the attacks. The annual ceremony brought togethe...

WATCH: How This Man Redefined His Life After 9/11

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living

On the anniversary of 9/11, many Americans will take a moment of pause to consider the lives affected by the day's tragic events. 9/11 eyewitness ...

Flashback: U.S. ATTACKED

The New York Times | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Hijackers rammed jetliners into each of New York's World Trade Center towers yesterday, toppling both in a hellish storm of ash, glass, smoke and leap...

College, Combat and Community Service: How 9/11 Changed My Life

Jacob Wood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jacob Wood

In 2014, I find myself on a new journey at Team Rubicon, still influenced by 9/11. I find myself surrounded by men and women that embrace the notions of courage, resilience, citizenship and commitment. These men and women did not stop serving when they took off the uniform.

9/11 Is My Wedding Anniversary

Christine Burke | Posted 11.10.2014 | Weddings
Christine Burke

As we sat quietly at our table, nibbling at our food and watching the news coverage at the bar, our eyes spoke what our mouths could not say out loud. Most of the meal found us holding hands across the table, silent tears flowing and praying that our world would heal.