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4:40 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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Ivan Pereira / ABC News:
9/11 20 years live updates: Former presidents joined Biden to honor lives lost
Discussion: Spectrum News NY1 and IJR
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
Hadley Hitson / USA Today:
Alabama man dies of cardiac event after 43 hospitals with full ICUs turned him away  —  The family of a man who died of heart issues in Mississippi is asking people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 after 43 hospitals across three states were unable to accept him because of full cardiac ICUs.
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
Walter Olson / Reason:
Where Does Biden Get the Authority To Mandate Vaccination?  —  President Joe Biden decreed on Thursday that private companies with more than 100 workers would have to make it a condition of employment for them to get vaccinated—either that, or take weekly tests for the virus.
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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: El Paso Times
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Ruth Graham / New York Times:
Vaccine Resisters Seek Religious Exemptions.  But What Counts as Religious?  —  Major denominations are essentially unanimous in their support of the vaccines against Covid-19, but individuals who object are citing their personal faith for support.  —  When Crisann Holmes's employer announced …
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.
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 …
Discussion: New York Times
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Remembering 9/11/01: Twenty years later, solemn ceremonies are separated by politics  —  It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.  It is a day that is impossible to forget.  As Americans gather to commemorate the day and grieving families …
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 …
Robert Snell / Detroit News:
FBI fires Whitmer kidnap case agent amid wife beating allegations  —  The FBI has fired one of the lead agents credited with thwarting a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after he was charged with beating his wife following a swingers party, The Detroit News has learned.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
After 9/11 Trump weaponized anti-Muslim hate — yet praises Jan. 6 insurrectionists … In post-9/11 America, Republican politicians made the lives of Muslim Americans a living hell all in the name of appealing to the GOP base.  Lies and accusations against us ranged from insisting that we knew …
Discussion: McSweeney's and Jezebel
Mark Fischer / New York Post:
Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut  —  Alana McLaughlin, the second openly transgender woman to compete in MMA in the United States, won her debut Friday night via submission at the Combate Global prelims in Miami, Fla.  —  The 38-year-old used a rear-naked choke …
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.
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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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 …
Discussion: HotAir, UPI, New York Post and CBS News
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Wall Street Journal:
Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Poised for U.S. Transfer Under New Agreement
Discussion: Jacobin
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.”
Julia Azari / Mischiefs of Faction:
How the politics of 9/11 became American politics
Cory Stieg / CNBC:
Delta Air Lines' $200 per month experiment for changing unvaccinated employees' minds seems to be working
Discussion: PIX11 and Bloomberg
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’
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
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
The press fawned over Trump voters in diners. Now they're Covid zombies
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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”
Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
EXCERPT: On 9/11, reporting from Taliban-controlled Kabul
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Biden thought he could persuade vaccine skeptics. He couldn't. So he embraced mandates.
Robert Towey / CNBC:
CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots
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