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2:55 PM ET, September 11, 2021

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NBC News:
Biden, former presidents honor heroes, lives lost as nation marks 20th anniversary of 9/11  —  Six moments of silence will mark the times of the 9/11 attacks on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of one of America's darkest days.  —  President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden joined …
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Associated Press:
Biden, Obama, Clinton mark 9/11 in NYC with display of unity  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Three presidents and their wives stood somberly side by side at the National September 11 Memorial, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation's worst terror attack with a display of unity.
Ivan Pereira / ABC News:
9/11 20 years live updates: Former presidents joined Biden to honor lives lost  —  The anniversary will be marked by several events across the country.  —  Saturday marks 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  —  Hijackers crashed two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center …
Dean Rotbart / Wall Street Journal:   How The Wall Street Journal Published on 9/11
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Sister of NYC firefighter who died on 9/11 calls for ‘resolution’ in Gitmo trial 20 years later
Mar / New York Times:
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count  —  New reported cases  —  These are days with a reporting anomaly.  Read more here.  —  Daily Avg. on Sept. 10 14-Day Change Total Reported  —  Cases  —  145,666  —7%  —  Tests  —  1,620,212  —  +21%  —  Hospitalized  —  100,465
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Andrew C. McCarthy / New York Post:
Biden knows his vax mandates are unconstitutional — but just doesn't care
Discussion: National Review
Tom Fish / Newsweek:
Texas Man Killed Prominent Lawyer Because She Voted for Joe Biden: Police  —  A police affidavit has revealed the extreme motivations allegedly driving the assault and murder of a prominent El Paso lawyer couple.  —  Joseph Angel Alvarez, 38, was arrrested on Wednesday in connection …
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KWTX-TV:
Affidavit: Texas man murdered woman, shot her husband, because they voted for Biden
Discussion: Insider and Law & Crime
Colin Campbell / Yahoo News:
‘The nation I know’: George W. Bush's powerful address commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11  —  Former President George W. Bush spoke Saturday at the Flight 93 National Memorial, where one of many events was being held to commemorate the  —  Bush, who was president at the time of the attacks …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Salesforce offers to relocate employees and their families after Texas abortion law goes into effect  — Salesforce committed to helping employees and their families relocate if they're concerned about the ability to seek reproductive care, after a Texas abortion law went into effect.
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Isabella Murray / MLive.com:
‘COVID kills moms’: 8 pregnant women dead in Mississippi  —  Eight pregnant women have recently died of COVID-19 in Mississippi, State Health Department officials said during a Wednesday news conference, with all the babies born premature but alive.  —  The eight women who died from the virus …
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives  —  The enormous costs and elusive benefits of the war on terror.  —  Graphics by Christina Animashaun  —  On the evening of September 11, 2001, hours after two hijacked airliners had destroyed the World Trade Center towers and a third had hit the Pentagon building …
Discussion: Common Dreams and UnHerd
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Ken Dilanian / NBC News:   Are we safer now than we were on 9/11?  —  GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Two decades …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
20 Years On, the War on Terror Grinds Along, With No End in Sight
New York Times:
Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb  —  U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives.  But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.
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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump's last day in office just ended.  The mystery has not.  —  Control of a remarkable 6 percent of the Internet was handed over to a Florida company as part of a cybersecurity pilot project.  Now the Pentagon has taken all 175 million IP address spaces back.
Stephen Kinzer / New York Times:
Abimael Guzmán, Leader of Guerrilla Group That Terrorized Peru, Dies at 86  —  Mr. Guzmán's Maoist movement, Shining Path, killed tens of thousands in the 1980s and '90s.  He sought to bring the world to a “higher stage of Marxism.”  —  Abimael Guzmán …
New York Times:
Federal Research Bolsters the Case for Vaccine Mandates  —  Scientists believe the administration's new measures may tamp down the pandemic, although the effects will not immediately be obvious.  —  Just a day after President Biden issued broad mandates aimed at encouraging American workers …
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Matt Naham / Law & Crime:
Judge Refuses to Let Jacob Chansley Out of Jail Ahead of Sentencing, Calls Him a ‘Mascot’ for QAnon and ‘Hopes’ He's Really Had a Change of Heart  —  The federal judge who has presided over Jacob Chansley's criminal case doesn't appear to be entirely convinced that the so-called “QAnon Shaman” …
Cory Stieg / CNBC:
Delta Air Lines' $200 per month experiment for changing unvaccinated employees' minds seems to be working  —  Americans infamously vote with their wallets.  Turns out, they may get vaccinated against Covid with their wallets, too.  —  In the two weeks since Delta Air Lines announced …
Discussion: PIX11 and Bloomberg
Julia Azari / Mischiefs of Faction:
How the politics of 9/11 became American politics  —  In 2018 I encountered, for the first time, a room full of college students with no memory of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  It was a remarkable moment, though perhaps it's also remarkable that it took that long.
 
 
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Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
How post-9/11 visions of an imperiled homeland supercharged U.S. immigration enforcement
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Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
The heroes of 9/11 — and long after  —  “There he is.  My man!  He never takes his eyes off the road.”
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Biden unlikely to formally recognize Taliban government
Discussion: CBS News
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Top National Security Posts Sit Empty, Mired in Senate ‘Purgatory’
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
The press fawned over Trump voters in diners. Now they're Covid zombies
James Politi / Financial Times:
White House officials consider probe into China's industrial subsidies
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Zachary Petrizzo / Salon:
Mike Lindell held secret meeting with Trump on “reinstatement day”
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Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
EXCERPT: On 9/11, reporting from Taliban-controlled Kabul
Robert Towey / CNBC:
CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots
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New York Times:
US Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup
Ben Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
School Is Back and the Covid Rules Keep Changing: 'It's as Chaotic as You Can Get.'
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
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Reuters:
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