Abandoning Afghanistan Is a Historic Mistake

Leaving proves Osama bin Laden right: Eventually, America cuts and runs.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. to Begin Offering Vaccines to Detainees at Guantánamo Bay

The plan, initiated during the Trump administration, had been delayed after a political and public outcry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #september-11-2001, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

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He Was Convicted of a Bombing Plot. Was It a Setup?

Since 9/11, U.S. authorities have used informants to convict hundreds of people of crimes related to international terrorism. Did the informants help create plots where none had existed?

#bay-ridge-brooklyn-ny, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #herald-square-manhattan-ny, #informers, #james-elshafay, #muslims-and-islam, #osama-eldawoody, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #september-11-2001, #siraj-shahawar-matin, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

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Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

The president said the main objective of ensuring that Afghanistan would not be a launching pad for terrorism had been achieved and that it was time for American troops to come home.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peace-process, #september-11-2001, #speeches-and-statements, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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I Fought in Afghanistan. I Still Wonder, Was It Worth It?

It’s not guilt, shame or regret I feel. It’s the sense of having done a terrible duty.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #september-11-2001, #united-states-marine-corps

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #blinken-antony-j, #bush-george-w, #ghani-ashraf, #iraq-war-2003-11, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kaine-timothy-m, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Biden to Announce Full Withdrawal of US Troops in Afghanistan by Sept. 11

The decision will keep more than 3,000 American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline that was announced under the Trump administration.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Military Closes Failing Facility at Guantánamo Bay to Consolidate Prisoners

The move, which took place in a secret operation over the weekend, was conceived during the Trump administration to save on costs and troops at the remote base in Cuba.

#al-qaeda, #central-intelligence-agency, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #september-11-2001, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Here’s Where The First Guantánamo Detainees Are Now

The Pentagon called the first 20 prisoners sent to Guantánamo in 2002 “the worst of the worst.” Just two remain there. Others are spread around the world — including four senior Taliban figures.

#al-qaeda, #bahlul-ali-hamza-al, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #hicks-david, #idris-ibrahim-d-2021, #malik-abd-al, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #obama-barack, #september-11-2001, #shalabi-abdul-rahman, #taliban, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #zakir-abdul-qayyum

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Who Are The Original 20 Guantánamo Bay Detainees?

Starting with the Bush administration, the United States has gradually transferred all but two of the first 20 prisoners at the wartime detention facility to other nations. Here’s who, and where, they are.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #bahlul-ali-hamza-al, #bin-laden-osama, #defense-and-military-forces, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #haqqani-network, #hicks-david, #idris-ibrahim-d-2021, #military-tribunals, #mujahid-mahmoud-al, #obama-barack, #september-11-2001, #shalabi-abdul-rahman, #taliban, #terrorism, #torture, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #zakir-abdul-qayyum

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Biden Seeks Update for a Much-Stretched Law That Authorizes the War on Terrorism

The legal basis for the war against Al Qaeda and its successors is aging and frayed, but how to replace it has long bedeviled lawmakers.

#al-qaeda, #flake-jeffrey-l, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kaine-timothy-m, #obama-barack, #september-11-2001, #shabab, #suleimani-qassim, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-powers-act-1973

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Leslie Robertson, Who Engineered the World Trade Center, Dies at 92

He remained proud of the towers, which stood long enough for thousands to escape on 9/11, but carried with him “a troubled heart.”

#architecture, #deaths-obituaries, #engineering-and-engineers, #robertson-leslie-e, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Muddled Intelligence Hampered Response to Capitol Riot

New details about what authorities anticipated on Jan. 6 highlight failures to grasp the degree of the threat from pro-Trump right-wing extremists.

#antifa-movement-us, #conspiracy-theories, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #muslims-and-islam, #pittman-yogananda-d, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #security-and-warning-systems, #september-11-2001, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #sund-steven-a, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Pentagon Halts Plan to Vaccinate the 40 Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay

The decision to vaccinate the prisoners ignited criticism over whether the government was prioritizing terrorism suspects over American citizens.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What Unity?

Some argue that impeachment is divisive. That’s fine with me.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #house-of-representatives, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #republican-party, #september-11-2001, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He Was Going to Close the Family Diner. Then He Got a Sign.

Peter Panayiotou was lost without his father, but the remarkable gesture of a stranger helped him heal.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #family-business, #gee-whiz-diner-manhattan-ny, #panayiotou-chris, #panayiotou-peter-d-2020, #restaurants, #september-11-2001, #welding-and-welders

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I’m Haunted by Daniel Pearl’s Murder

The recent order by a Pakistani court to release his kidnapper opens old wounds and raises old questions about the war on terror that have never been resolved.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bin-laden-osama, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #jolie-angelina, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pearl-daniel, #reid-richard-c, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

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Trump Incentives for Signing Peace Accords With Israel Could Be at Risk

Diplomatic sweeteners for joining the Abraham Accords that were offered to Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates could be rejected by Congress or reversed by the incoming Biden administration.

#bahrain, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #houthis, #israel, #morocco, #peace-process, #presidential-election-of-2020, #saudi-arabia, #september-11-2001, #state-department, #sudan, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-sahara, #yemen

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Pandemic Delays 9/11 Trial Past 20th Anniversary of Attacks

The coronavirus crisis has compounded other problems in the troubled case at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #defense-department, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #watkins-douglas-k

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Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

While the number of troops — about 700 — is small, it is a continuation of President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from what he has described as endless wars.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #esper-mark-t, #iraq-war-2003-11, #kenya, #maier-christopher-p, #miller-christopher-c-1965, #september-11-2001, #shabab, #somalia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Sudan-Israel Peace Accord Is Already at Risk of Unraveling, Officials Say

Representatives for Sudan say the East African country will exit the accords brokered by the Trump administration if Congress refuses to give it immunity from future terrorism claims in court.

#al-qaeda, #al-burhan-abdel-fattah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #israel, #menendez-robert, #schumer-charles-e, #september-11-2001, #state-department, #sudan, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j

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Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State

Formerly the State Department’s No. 2, Mr. Blinken is expected to re-establish the United States as a trusted ally ready to rejoin global agreements and court multilateral efforts to confront China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #national-security-council, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate-committee-on-foreign-relations, #september-11-2001, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Military Judge in U.S. Held Court by Video Link to Guantánamo Bay

The Pentagon staged its first “Zoom Court” linking the courtroom at Guantánamo Bay to a secret location in the United States for a classified hearing in a military commissions case.

#al-qaeda, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #detainees, #fort-meade-md, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #iraqi-abdul-hadi-al, #khan-majid, #military-bases-and-installations, #military-tribunals, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #watkins-douglas-k

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Court Rejects Appeal of Guantánamo Convict Who Rejoined Al Qaeda

Lawyers paid by the Pentagon pursued the appeal on behalf of the released prisoner even as the State Department had a $4 million bounty out for him.

#al-qaeda, #al-qaeda-in-the-arabian-peninsula, #decisions-and-verdicts, #defense-department, #detainees, #federal-courts-us, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #qosi-ibrahim-ahmed-mahmoud-al, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #walker-justin-r

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Trump Tells Coronavirus, ‘I Surrender’

The president plays the climate-denial playbook on a pandemic.

#american-institute-for-economic-research, #atlas-scott-w, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #noem-kristi, #september-11-2001, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Remembering Jim Dwyer

A farewell to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Times journalist.

#dwyer-jim, #glover-clifford-1962-1973, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #queens-nyc, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Military Names Air Force Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial. But There’s a Snag.

The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #september-11-2001, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63

Working for New York Newsday, The Daily News and The Times, he covered the human stories of New York in dramatic prose and crusaded against injustice.

#central-park-jogger-case-1989, #deaths-obituaries, #dwyer-jim, #fordham-university, #new-york-daily-news, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newsday, #newspapers, #september-11-2001, #writing-and-writers

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New 9/11 Trial Judge Steps Down, Citing Conflicts

The recusal of Col. Stephen Keane from hearing the case at Guantánamo Bay adds another roadblock to restarting pretrial hearings in the long-running case.

#al-qaeda, #conflicts-of-interest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #keane-stephen-f, #military-tribunals, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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N.Y.C. Remembers 9/11 Amid a Pandemic

The solemn rituals that mark a tragedy that brought New York and the nation to its knees will be altered under the burden of another crisis.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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New York City Marks 9/11 at a Time of Harrowing Loss

As they memorialize a past tragedy, New Yorkers face another profound and deadly crisis that is not yet over.

#city-college-of-new-york, #clark-mary-marshall, #columbia-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-historical-society, #pence-mike, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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What to Watch as Biden Observes 9/11 in NY, and He and Trump Go to Shanksville

Joe Biden will travel to ground zero before heading to Shanksville, Pa., where he and the president will both honor the victims of the hijacked plane that crashed after passengers fought back.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #september-11-2001, #shanksville-pa, #trump-donald-j, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Guantánamo Forever

Does the public care about the 40 remaining inmates with no obvious end to their imprisonment?

#appeals-courts-us, #boumediene-lakhdar, #bush-george-w, #constitution-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #detainees, #federal-courts-us, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #habeas-corpus, #kennedy-anthony-m, #millett-patricia-a, #randolph-a-raymond, #rao-neomi, #september-11-2001, #supreme-court-us, #terrorism

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At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by America’s War on Terror

A new report calculates the number of people who fled because of wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #internal-displacement-monitoring-center, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #september-11-2001, #shabab, #somalia

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C.I.A. Uncensors Memoir of F.B.I. Agent Who Protested Torture of Terrorists

Nine years after the C.I.A. blacked out parts of Ali Soufan’s book, the agency has finally allowed a more complete version of his story to be published.

#afghanistan, #al-qaeda, #attash-walid-muhammad-salih-bin, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #detainees, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #interrogations, #september-11-2001, #shibh-ramzi-muhammad-abdullah-bin-al, #soufan-ali-h, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zubaydah-abu

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Charles Cook, Ground Zero Volunteer for Months, Dies at 79

After the planes hit on 9/11, he walked from his home in Harlem, against the tide of people fleeing, to help. After Hurricane Katrina, he lent a hand in New Orleans.

#cook-charles, #deaths-obituaries, #september-11-2001, #volunteers-and-community-service, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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New York Has Contained the Virus. How Long Can It Last?

The coronavirus has been kept under control in the the state, but it might just be a matter of time before a resurgence.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Tribute in Lights Will Shine After All, Officials Say

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum had said the display would have to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #museums, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #september-11-2001, #tribute-in-lights, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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9/11 Tribute Lights Won’t Be Projected Into Sky This Year

The decision to cancel the tribute was made because “the health risks during the pandemic were far too great” for the crew of about 40 stagehands and electricians. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #new-york-city, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #detainees, #disease-rates, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #military-tribunals, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #watkins-douglas-k

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8 Things to Do This Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to, read and watch.

#art, #asia-week, #bhatia-rafiq, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #classical-music, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #folk-music, #iverson-ethan, #jazz, #jazz-gallery-manhattan-ny, #latsky-heidi, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #museums, #music, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #ofarrell-maggie, #opera, #palmer-jason-1979, #peoples-improv-theater, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rodriguez-singer, #royal-ballet-of-flanders, #september-11-2001, #shakespeare-william, #sheppard-alice, #theater

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For Families of 9/11 Victims, Virus Further Slows the Pace of Justice

With proceedings at Guantánamo Bay upended, chances are growing that the 20th anniversary will pass without the trial of the men accused of plotting the attack getting underway.

#central-intelligence-agency, #cohen-w-shane, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #mohammed-khalid-shaikh, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

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2004: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and a Country at War With Itself

In this moment of polarization and racial justice, our critic looks back at Michael Moore’s smash documentary about the Iraq war and ‘The Notebook.’

#annaud-jean-jacques, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #cassavetes-nick, #crews-terry, #cuaron-alfonso, #fahrenheit-9-11-movie, #gosling-ryan, #hanks-tom, #harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-movie, #iraq-war-2003-11, #kidman-nicole, #moore-michael-1954, #movies, #presidential-election-of-2000, #september-11-2001, #spielberg-steven, #the-notebook-movie, #the-stepford-wives-movie, #wayans-keenen-ivory, #white-chicks-movie

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Biden Still Wants to Close Guantánamo Prison

The Obama administration ran into a wall of political opposition when it tried. The former vice president rarely brings up the topic and has yet to draw up a strategy but says he shares the goal.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #bush-george-w, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticized for using a term of veneration in Islam when referring to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

#bin-laden-osama, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

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The Agonizing Question: Is New York City Worth It Anymore?

For many, the call of an easier, safer and more affordable life beckons. But die-hard New Yorkers find the city more appealing than ever.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #september-11-2001

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After the Coronavirus, Don’t Forget the Paramedics

After 9/11, New York left us behind. I fear the same will happen with the coronavirus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #environmental-protection-agency, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #september-11-2001, #shortages, #ventilators-medical, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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How Quarantine Saved the Hot Dog

Facing a summer with no baseball and no picnics, the makers of the original Coney Island red hot feared the worst. But even with an empty boardwalk, business is booming.

#afghanistan, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hot-dog-co, #cantor-fitzgerald-lp, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #feltmans-of-coney-island-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #nathans-famous-inc, #september-11-2001, #stockpiling, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Can the Democrats Avoid Trump’s China Trap?

The president wants a new cold war to deflect attention from his failures.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #september-11-2001, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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George W. Bush Calls for End to Pandemic Partisanship

In a video posted online, the former president, who generally avoids speaking out on current affairs, urged Americans to “remember how small our differences are” in a time of crisis.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #september-11-2001, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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