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10 Years After Terrorist Attacks, 9/11 Memorial to Open [PHOTOS]

The Sept. 11 Memorial is set to open exactly 10 years and one day after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Memorial will open on September 12, after being dedicated during Sunday’s remembrance ceremony in New York City.

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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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List Of Victims Of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

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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The World Trade Center Cross May Become a National Monument

Can a country of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Unitarians, Wiccans, Pagans, Native Americans, Agnostics and atheists view a cross as a national symbol? That’s the question New Yorkers will soon have to answer.

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

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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9/11 Memorial in Pennsylvania Is Still $10 Million Short of Goal

The World Trade Center memorial reached its $350 million fundraising goal in 2008. The foundation that built the Pentagon memorial raised $22 million — the entire cost of construction — between 2004 and 2008. But a permanent memorial for the victims of Flight 93 is still $10 million short of its goal.

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Were Historic Items Lost After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks?

When a pair of hijacked planes hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 lives were lost — and it’s now coming to light that countless documents, records, and irreplaceable pieces of art were, as well.

The missing items include letters written by Helen Keller, tens of thousands of negatives of John F. Kennedy taken by his personal photographer, and pieces from famed sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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Man Shortchanged in Crack Deal Calls 911 for Help

These days, everyone's counting their pennies. So when 41-year-old Dexter White got ripped off in a drugs deal this week, he called police to fix the problem.

The South Carolina man told police he had given $60 to a drug dealer for drugs, but only received $20 worth of drugs.

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Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan, President Obama Confirms

In a stunning development, President Barack Obama confirmed late Sunday evening that Osama bin Laden, the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

Obama made the announcement in a televised address shortly after 11:30 PM ET, about an hour after reports of bin Laden's death had made their way onto the Internet.

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Intruder Calls 911 Before Homeowner Does [AUDIO]

A Portland, Oregon woman came home Monday night to find an intruder in her house. So she did the logical thing and called 911.

Little did she know, the intruder had beaten her to the punch.

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