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Watch: Mom Fends Off Intruder Alone After Calling 911 37 Times

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Alicia Cappola of Everett, Washington, said she called 911 37 times after a man tried breaking into her home on Thursday. An hour after her first call...

Window Opens On Secret Camp Within Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 onl...

Those Who Lost Loved Ones In 9/11, Sandy Hook Support Fort Hood Victims' Families

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of families who lost loved ones during Sept. 11, the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school and other attacks a...

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Schools and Disasters: Prepare First, Then Remediate Fully

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Children's health should be a priority in planning for and responding to disasters, including planned time to assess and remediate hazards. But until federal, state, and city health agencies finally stand up for kids, it's up to parents, communities, and individual schools to be prepared before disasters, and to be ready to cope afterward.

Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. "This man is evil from his head down to his toes," said Rosemary Cain, one of half a dozen 9/11 family members who attended part of the three-week trial.

Hijacking the American Plane of State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

One of the conundrums of this particular moment is that the winners in our American world are exactly those who have repeatedly been playing the losing hands. Their reward for one self-defined disaster after another has been yet more money, yet wider areas of everyday life to control, and yet more power.

5 Terrible Things I Learned Working As A 911 Dispatcher

Cracked | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

I went into the job of 911 operator and police dispatcher with certain expectations: I'd hear crazy shit, I'd help people, and everyone involved would...

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Donald Rumsfeld to ADHD

Karin Badt | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Everyone should have a chance to do this," gushed my sister Katy Frissora, speaking about our week together at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece. "See documentaries from all over the world and talk to the directors afterwards. It makes you think. Plus, the Greeks are so wonderful!"

Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted In NYC Terror Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday ...

Bin Laden Relative Could Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Thousands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.21.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

9/11 Mastermind: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Had No Military Role

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York judge should disallow testimony from the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks at the trial o...

The Trial of Bin Laden's Son-in-Law and Why Not to Torture a Terrorist

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.14.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

To an American observer, that may sound astonishing. Why would he just confess? In fact, that happens all the time in these cases. The key, it seems, is in according the captive respect -- conveying an acknowledgement of his humanity and his right to humane treatment.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

Snowden's Lawyer: Forget About Orwell, Worry About Kafka

Michael Winship | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"All of this stuff was classified. Not just classified; it was classified at the highest level. These were the secrets that the government said were most critical to keep. But what kind of democracy would we be if the public had never learned of this information?"

9/11 Plotter Released In Syria Prisoner Exchange: Report

Al-Monitor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Wa...

Atheists Are Not Offended by a Cross, They Are Offended by Discrimination

Dan Arel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

When you build a skyscraper using steel beams you build it using crossbeams. When these buildings come down, there is a high chance some of those cros...

Fox Anchor Mocks Atheists' Claims That Ground Zero Cross Is A Christian Symbol

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Atheists groups have been calling for the exclusion of the object known as the "Ground Zero Cross" or the "World Trade Center Cross" from the National...

China's Own '9/11'?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Xiu Min Li

Western China's peaceful and sustainable development has major implications for social stability in China and global security.

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Keeping Memories Alive Through Candid Conversation

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | TED Weekends
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgComing out of my closet enabled me to honestly share my grief journey with others and to gain inspiration from their experiences. And I gained a new perspective on life and death.

REPORT: FBI Didn't Reveal That It Had Mole Who Met With Bin Laden Years Before 9/11

NBC News | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The FBI had a mole inside al Qaeda who met with Osama bin Laden eight years prior to 9/11 and knew he planned to finance terror attacks, but the burea...

Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to "endanger our liberties or democratic process" but have you heard of the "Deep State?"

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?