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Friday, January 14, 2011

9 year-old shooting victim Christina Taylor Green was born on September 11, 2001, and killed last Saturday.

As President Obama said, “here was a young girl just becoming aware of our democracy...." 

"She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted," the president said.

He was right. For while I want to live up to Christina’s expectations, while I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it, I am much older than she and it has become difficult to see past the cynicism and vitriol.

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9/11 Health Bill Falls Short in Senate

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Senate Republicans blocked the long-awaited 9/11 health care and compensation bill, making good on a pledge to reject all legislation until the Bush-era tax cuts are passed.


Transportation Nation

The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Infrastructure geeks, don't miss these gorgeous and moving photos by our colleague, Stephen Nessen.

Stephen's been up in the Freedom Tower as recently as last week.

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

Check here to see the latest photos from the work site.

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9/11 Anniversary Brings Islamic Center Supporters and Opponents to the Streets

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Both supporters and opponents of the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero plan to take to the streets this weekend as Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

The proposed development, known as Park51, has brought about significant controversy in New York City and across the country.

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Landmarks Decision Clears the Way for Islamic Center

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The commission voted Tuesday to deny landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero, which can now be demolished.

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9/11 Bill in Danger of Stalling in Congress

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A bill that would provide up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust was in danger of stalling in Congress Thursday.



Newly Released Aerial Photos Show 9/11 WTC Collapse

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Newly released aerial photos show the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 from an angle never seen before. You can see a slideshow of the images here.

The photos were taken from a New York Police Department helicopter by Detective Greg Semendinger. He and his pilot were ...

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Attorney General Defends Civilian Trial for 9/11 Mastermind

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York was a tough call and that, in his view, the government is more likely to successfully prosecute Mohammed in a federal or so-called 'Article III' court ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Song of Salman

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children and Satanic Verses, comments on the importance of maintaining civil liberties during a war against terrorism and discusses a collection of his non-fiction writing, Step Across This Line (Randomhouse, 2002).