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10:05 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.”
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and ABC30
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
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
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
Dean Rotbart / Wall Street Journal:   How The Wall Street Journal Published on 9/11
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
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
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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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
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: Law & Crime and El Paso Times
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William Moloney / The Hill:
American soldiers today: Lions led by donkeys
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
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
 Earlier Items: 
Isabella Murray / MLive.com:
‘COVID kills moms’: 8 pregnant women dead in Mississippi
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
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump's last day in office just ended. The mystery has not.
James Politi / Financial Times:
White House officials consider probe into China's industrial subsidies
Discussion: Japan Times
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