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7 Years at Ground Zero (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past seven years, I've been allowed to observe and document the process of conceiving, curating, building, and now opening to the public the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. My images and recordings span seven remarkable years.

Resilience

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

For more years than I care to acknowledge, I have attempted to rebound from the emotional effects of a traumatic injury. And sadly, I must admit that I have far too often felt sorry for myself.

5 Reasons the 9/11 Museum Should Drop 'Islamist'

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

If "Islamist" means one's admiration for the values of an Islamic system of governance, it would make the founder of Islam and his companions Islamists of the highest order. So how will visitors walk away without associating Islam with extremism?

9/11 Responder Gets Gift Of Hearing Thanks To Good Samaritan Doctor

DNAinfo.com | Posted 04.29.2014 | Good News

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Dan Moynihan was making deliveries when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the World Trade Center's North Tower. On Sept. 11, 2...

Creating Enemies the American Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In reality, they launched an overblown war not so much "on" terror, but "of" terror, one that, in place after place, from Afghanistan to Somalia, Pakistan to parts of Africa, destabilized regions and laid the basis for a spreading jihadist movement.

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

Jurors Hear Radical Cleric's Praise For 9/11 Attacks

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - In a video of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri shown to jurors at his trial on M...

Former ABC News President Explains His 9/11 Coverage Decisions

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media

To mark the anniversary of the city-wide lockdown in Boston after the bombing at last year's marathon, HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski hosted a discu...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Infiltration Of Gitmo Defense Team Tosses 9/11 Trial Into Disarray

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- An FBI investigation into the legal team representing Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed further delayed the military trial...

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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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.