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Global Beat Fusion: Norah Jones and Goodness from Benin & Martinique

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Two albums have recently exploded into my inbox that are strong contenders for the "Best of" list for '09. Ironically, they are "albums" made in the '60s-'70s in lands overseas and from other time zones than Brooklyn.

No Justice Can Come From Guantánamo Military Commissions

Talat Hamdani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Talat Hamdani

The military commissions, which will continue to be tainted by the dark legacy of Guantánamo, will always be doubted and cannot achieve the justice that 9/11 family members and all Americans deserve.

Never Give Up: How The Son Of A World Trade Center Hero Decided Nothing Would Keep Him Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Luke Mullins Special to the Huffington Post Introduction With as many as 1,700 students pursuing just 32 slots, the chances of winning a Rh...

Obama To Bring Troops Home!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

Obama announced that he will deploy 30,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan, promising to bring them home just in time to vote in the next presidential election.

Subway Sandwich Shop Opening Atop World Trade Center Crane

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the Freedom Tower makes its ascent into the city skyline, rising alongside it atop a crane will be a Subway sandwich shop that will turn out subs f...

Bloomberg's Office Admits Meeting With Imam Linked To 1993 WTC Bombing Was Mistake

nydailynews.com | By Celeste Katz and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mayor's office admits it goofed when it invited a Brooklyn imam linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to City Hall for a Muslim community ...

Ground Zero's "Plan B" Needs $20 Million More

nydailynews.com | Douglas Feiden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Taxpayers will have to cough up another $20 million for Ground Zero because of the brutal battle raging between the Port Authority and developer Larry...

Twin Towers T-Shirt Furor: Shirt Referencing 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks Gets Dearborn Students In Trouble

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DEARBORN, Mich. — At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terror...

Downtown Dispatch: Fear and Anxiety Grip Lower Manhattan as It Braces for the Terror Trials

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Julie Menin

Emotions bubbled to the surface in lower Manhattan this week. Neighborhood activists lambasted Eric Holder's decision to hold the KSM trial in the shadow of the World Trade Center site.

9/11 Defendants Will Plead Not Guilty,

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy,...

Giuliani: Terror Trial Puts New Yorkers At 'Risk'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- The former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, says putting suspected Sept. 11 terrorists on trial in New York Cit...

No 9/11 Talk Allowed At Bernie Kerik Trial

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The terror attack on the World Trade Center, which made New York City's police commissioner a national figure, cannot be br...

Abdallah Higazy: FBI Pays Wrongly Detained 9/11 Egyptian Man $250,000

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The FBI paid $250,000 this week to an Egyptian man detained when a pilot's aviation radio was found after the Sept. 11 attacks in his...

Report: Thousands Have Illnesses Related To 9/11 Attacks, More Untreated

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A city task force on medical problems linked to the collapse of the World Trade Center says tens of thousands of New Yorkers have sou...

Lingering Disgrace

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kelly Caldwell

Everyone remembers the huge dust clouds. Almost immediately, people began streaming into the Disaster Assistance Center where I worked, asking for help with toxic-air related problems.

On 9/11, Day Of Mourning Becomes Day Of Service

AP | SUZANNE MA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The selfless spirit that helped mend a stricken nation eight years ago was renewed. Volunteers marked 9/11 Friday by tilling gardens,...

Sacred Memories: A 9/11 Ritual

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Irwin Kula

So what message would I like to send out today 9/11? No words at all. Simply a chant of actual final cell phone conversations of people, who simply and heroically witnessed a yearning to love.

Turning Tragedy Into Compassionate Action

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I can think of no greater tribute to the victims of September 11th than in the positive and inspirational actions that millions of Americans have taken on their behalf both today and year round.

Commemorate 9/11 With A New Dollar Coin?

New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Representative Jerrold L. Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat whose district includes ground zero, introduced a bill on Thursday that would require the Unite...

September 8 and September 11: Joy, Pain, and Hope

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Goldstein

I am an American, and I am a New Yorker. I grew up in Long Island, then the Bronx. I grew up with an iconic skyline shaped by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and the World Trade Center.

9/11's Dark Heritage

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

We still haven't quite acknowledged that our leaders never adequately warned the men and women working around the smoldering site that the place where they were flinging themselves into duty was a toxic landmine.

On 9/11, Day Of Mourning Becomes Day Of Service

AP | SUZANNE MA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Drawing on the spirit that spurred volunteers to rush to the burning World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans looked for ways t...

As It Should Be: Moving On From 9/11

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

You can hold onto the past only for so long until looking backward becomes fear of moving forward. Sometimes a day should just be a day.

Is the Age of Terror Over?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

By abandoning the "war on terrorism" paradigm, President Obama has helped us understand that acts of terrorism will continue in parts of the world, and that we must continue to make such acts as difficult as possible here in the United States.

What World Trade Center? What We Need is a Sheriff

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

This year, after ninety six months of starts and stops, re-designs and security modifications, court battles and other miscellaneous delays, a few steel columns of the new World Trade Center tower are finally visible.