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U.S. commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

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Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims’ relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony.

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Amputee from 9/11 attacks wins 7 medals at Invictus Games

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Sarah Rudder was on the verge of a key promotion in the U.S. Marines on Sept. 11, 2001, when the terrorist attacks struck and eventually left her without a leg. But she has come back from that setback to thrive on another stage, winning seven medals through Tuesday in two days of Paralympic events ranging from rowing to shot-put at the international Invictus Games founded by Britain’s Prince Harry for wounded members of armed services. “It was amazing,” Rudder said…

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Donald Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey – a claim officials strongly deny. Trump first told the story Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as he pressed the need for greater surveillance, including monitoring certain mosques, in the wake of the Paris attacks. “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of…

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14 years after attack, remaining Trade Center steel dwindles

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In an airplane hangar at New York’s Kennedy Airport, fewer than 30 pieces of steel remain from the debris recovered after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Even 14 years after the attacks, applications are still pending for the pieces of metal – mostly for memorials and museum exhibits – and some pieces found a new home as recently as last week in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida. Here’s a look…

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