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10 Years Later: Songs About 9/11 [VIDEOS]

After the terrorist attacks 10 years ago on September 11, the country and world came together to grieve, comfort and find hope. After the collapse of the Twin Towers, artists turned to music to express the array of emotions provoked by the attacks. A

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National 9/11 Flag Touring the United States

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, one of the largest American flags damaged during the attacks continued to fly above the resulting wreckage during the clean-up efforts.

Seven years later, that flag, dubbed the National 9/11 Flag, was sewn back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, and has also been stitched by World War II veterans, survivors of the Ft. Hood, Texas rampage, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s family.

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Magazine Covers From Days Following September 11, 2001

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 brought the world to a standstill, with all eyes focused on New York City. Below are some of the more iconic magazine covers from the days and weeks following the tragic event.

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Here Are Six Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 9/11

It is the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A day that many will never forget where they were when they heard and saw these horrible events unfold.

List of Victims of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
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List of Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

We Will Never Forget...

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 victims. The name of each victim is listed below.

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What Do Americans Think About Sacrificing Rights to Fight Terrorism After 9/11?

The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on Americans. But even as the first responders climbed through the rubble in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, the country embarked on a “War on Terror.” With that war came years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention of terror suspects without charges or trial, enhanced interrogation techniques, extraordinary rendition and the passage of the USA Patriot Act.

Ten years later, Americans are still wondering if it was wise to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in order to fight terrorism.

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Hurricane Irene Marches North, Claiming Four Lives Thus Far [MAP, VIDEO]

Over a million people in North Carolina and Virginia are currently without power after Hurricane Irene came ashore on Saturday, and other states further north are bracing for impact on Sunday.

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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Credited with Saving Woman’s Life on September 11

 

There are lots of ways to save a life. You can donate blood, volunteer at an animal shelter or, apparently, almost run someone over as she’s on her way to certain doom.

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Sexting, Retweet and Jeggings Among New Words Added to Dictionary

The ‘Concise Oxford English Dictionary,’ celebrating its 100th birthday this year, has added 400 new entries to the English language.

The freshman class of words that are now officially, well, words include “sexting,” “retweet,” “mankini,” “noob,” “jeggings,” and “woot.”

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U.S. Military Airstrike Kills Insurgents That Shot Down U.S. Helicopter

Recently, we posted the story of 25 special forces members and 5 other miliary members being shot down and killed while flying in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Most notable among the casualties is reported to be several Seal Team 6 members, the U.S. Navy's special warfare team that carri

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