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11:25 PM ET, September 11, 2021

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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Yes, the Jan. 6 insurrectionists were terrorists.  George W. Bush just indicted them.  —  Few Americans expected wisdom from former president George W. Bush on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  Even fewer expected wisdom on the current state of our politics.  That is nevertheless what we got from his remarks in Shanksville, Pa., today.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
George W. Bush calls on Americans to confront domestic violent extremists on 9/11 anniversary  —  (CNN)Former President George W. Bush called on Americans Saturday to confront domestic violent extremists, comparing them to violent extremists abroad and warning that they are “children of the same foul spirit.”
Dean Obeidallah / MSNBC:
After 9/11 Trump weaponized anti-Muslim hate — yet praises Jan. 6 insurrectionists
Discussion: McSweeney's and Jezebel
United States Capitol Police:
USCP's January 6 Internal Investigations  —  After January 6, the United States Capitol Police promised to provide an update on its internal investigations related to the attack.  —  This week, the USCP provided the Department of Justice the administrative cases as part of the ongoing discovery production …
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
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.
KIRO 7 News Seattle:
NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after staffers quit over vaccine mandate  —  LOWVILLE, N.Y. — An upstate New York hospital said it will pause the delivery of babies in two weeks because of a spate of resignations by maternity unit workers who are objecting to COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen's Houthi rebels …
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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Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Remembering 9/11/01: Twenty years later, solemn ceremonies are separated by politics
Ivan Pereira / ABC News:
9/11 20 years live updates: Former presidents joined Biden to honor lives lost
Discussion: abc7NY, Spectrum News NY1 and IJR
TIME:
The U.S. Needs an Operation Warp Speed for Rapid COVID-19 Testing  —  Dr. Michael Mina, MD, PhD, is assistant professor of epidemiology and immunology/infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics; and associate medical director …
Marcelo Rochabrun / Reuters:
Abimael Guzman, founder of Peruvian rebel group Shining Path, dies at 86  —  Abimael Guzman, leader of the Shining Path rebels who nearly toppled the Peruvian state in a bloody Maoist revolution, died on Saturday while in prison and following several weeks of poor health, the government said.
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Stephen Kinzer / New York Times:
Abimael Guzmán, Leader of Guerrilla Group That Terrorized Peru, Dies at 86
Discussion: The Guardian
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 …
Discussion: HotAir
Garrett M. Graff / New York Magazine:
Escape From New York The great maritime rescue of lower Manhattan on 9/11.  —  On that bright-blue morning 20 years ago, Coast Guard lieutenant Michael Day was at his office on Staten Island, looking out over lower Manhattan.  Day was a relatively junior officer whose job entailed safety …
Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times:
'Sophie's choice, over and over': Death panels are the new phase of the pandemic  —  Remember “death panels”?  Well, they're back, and this time, they're real.  —  “Death panels” was a phrase coined by Sarah Palin, the folksy-talkin' former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate.
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 …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Republicans seize on Biden's novel use of a law on workplace safety to attack his vaccine mandates.  —  President Biden's far-reaching assertion of presidential authority to require vaccines for 80 million American workers relies on a first-of-its-kind application of a 51-year-old law that grants …
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
Biden's vaccine push wins cautious business support as political opponents fume  —  Even in deep red Texas, some employers embrace the president's vaccine strategy.  —  Bob Harvey's phone did not ring.  —  In Washington, a political furor had erupted over President Biden's new coronavirus vaccine …
Leila Fadel / NPR:
For Many American Muslims, The Legacy Of 9/11 Lies In The Battle For Civil Rights  —  On a recent day in Irvine, Calif., Ali Malik is looking for his son Layth's shoes to get ready to go to an arcade.  —  Layth is 5 and his brother, Muhammad Binyamin (they call him Binyamin) is 9.
David Reaboi / Late Republic Nonsense:
9/11/2001 +20  —  The expansion of government power used to deal with the very real threat of al Qaeda and other terror groups were, eventually, turned on other Americans.  And here we are.  —  On the very clear, otherwise ordinary morning of September 11, 2001, ten hijackers took control …
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
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
The Taliban flag flies at the Afghan presidential palace on 9/11  —  Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund raised the Taliban flag at 11:00 a.m. local time at the Afghanistan presidential palace today.  Ahmadullahh Muttaqi, multimedia chief of the group's cultural commission said a brief ceremony marked …
Discussion: Associated Press and MSN
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New York Post:
Trump makes surprise visit to New York police and firefighters on 9/11
Discussion: HotAir and Breitbart
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
9/11 Is Still Claiming Victims: ‘I Wake Up in Pain’
Wall Street Journal:
Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Poised for U.S. Transfer Under New Agreement
Discussion: Jacobin
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
20 years, $6 trillion, 900,000 lives
Discussion: Jezebel and Common Dreams
Julia Azari / Mischiefs of Faction:
How the politics of 9/11 became American politics
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Isabella Murray / MLive.com:
‘COVID kills moms’: 8 pregnant women dead in Mississippi
Tom Fish / Newsweek:
Texas Man Killed Prominent Lawyer Because She Voted for Joe Biden: Police
Discussion: Law & Crime and El Paso Times
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
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Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb
 

 
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