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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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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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Hillary Clinton’s invoking of 9/11 to defend donations draws ire

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Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike. During Saturday’s second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when he said Wall Street had been the major contributor to her campaigns. “Now maybe they’re dumb and they don’t know what they’re going to get, but I…

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Denise Grimsley files bill to allow 911 call tracking

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A new bill filed Thursday morning would allow law enforcement and public safety agencies to track the location of emergency calls. The bill – SB 674 by Sen. Denise Grimsley – would provide that under certain circumstances, mobile telephone service providers turn over a user’s location. Specifically, service providers “must furnish call location information for the user of a telecommunications device on the covered service’s network to the law enforcement agency or the public safety answering point, as appropriate,” according to the new measure. The…

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14th anniversary of 9/11 attacks brings memories, moments of silence

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Bells tolled Friday as New York City held moments of silence to observe the times hijacked planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Families of victims and others of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks began reading names Friday at ground zero. Nereida Valle carried a photo of her daughter, Nereida DeJesus, who was 31 and working for Aon when she died on the 98th floor of the south tower. Says the mother…

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Eight years after 9/11

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Dow Jones industrial average: Closed September 10, 2001: 9,605.51 Closed September 11, 2009: (h/t to Blast Off.)

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Charlie Crist should cancel fundraiser on 9/11

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If appearances matter, an upcoming fundraiser for Gov. Charlie Crist will generate some buzz. Not only is the fundraiser being held on the 8th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, but the host gave more than $30,000 to Barack Obama. An invitation lists the fundraiser at retired entrepreneur Fazal A. Fazlin’s waterfront mansion in St. Petersburg. The entrance fee is $1,000 or $2,400 for a VIP meet and greet and photo with the GOP U.S. Senate candidate. FEC records…

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