Mickelson and LIV Golf Attract Fans and Anger to Oregon

Participants in the Saudi-backed event “have turned their backs on the crime of murder,” one critic said. But spectators just wanted to see their favorite players.

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Gina Haspel Observed Waterboarding at C.I.A. Black Site, Psychologist Testifies

The testimony emerged in pretrial hearings in the Cole bombing case at Guantánamo Bay, where the war court is wrestling with the legacy of torture after 9/11.

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Norman Y. Mineta, Who Served Two Presidents in Cabinet, Dies at 90

Interned in wartime as a Japanese American, he went to Congress and became the first Japanese American cabinet officer, serving Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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U.S. Sends Algerian Man Home From Guantánamo Bay After 5-Year Delay

The transfer had been arranged during the Obama administration but was put on pause under President Donald J. Trump.

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Plea Negotiations in Sept. 11 Case Go on Hiatus for Ramadan

Hearings in the death penalty case are scheduled for May but could be postponed because one defendant needs a new lawyer.

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Kip Hawley, Transportation Security Administrator, Dies at 68

He sought to overhaul a much-maligned federal agency by enhancing security procedures, bolstering morale and taking a common-sense approach to the job.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #deaths-obituaries, #hawley-kip, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Rival Sept. 11 Victims Near Potential Deal to Divide Afghan Central Bank Assets

But another group opposes it. A court has not yet decided whether $3.5 billion in Afghan central bank funds can be used to pay Taliban debts.

#al-qaeda, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #da-afghanistan-bank, #september-11-2001, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taliban, #terrorism, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

The 9/11 Trial: Why Are Plea Bargain Talks Underway?

New leadership, an ever receding trial date and pressure to disclose more information about the C.I.A. torture of the accused plotters all contribute.

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Sept. 11 Prosecutors Are in Plea Talks That Could Avert a Death-Penalty Trial

Pentagon prosecutors have struggled for more than a decade to hold the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his accused accomplices in the attacks.

#al-qaeda, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #plea-bargaining, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ukraine War Ushers In ‘New Era’ for Biden and U.S. Abroad

President Biden is rethinking relationships with allies as well as rivals — including China, Iran and Venezuela — to counter President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #europe, #global-warming, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #september-11-2001, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

Defense Lawyer Asks to Quit 9/11 Case, Amid Murky Investigation

A defense lawyer who has spent a decade on the Guantánamo case abruptly sought to resign amid an in-house investigation.

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9/11 Suspect Is Returned to Saudi Arabia for Mental Health Care

Mohammed al-Qahtani had spent 20 years at Guantánamo Bay, where he was tortured so badly that he was ineligible to be tried at the war crimes court.

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #qahtani-mohammed-al, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-politics-and-government

Demetrios Papademetriou, Top Immigration Scholar, Dies at 75

He designed the “Grand Bargain,” an ambitious plan for Mexican immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S., but it collapsed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

#carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deaths-obituaries, #grand-bargain, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migration-policy-institute, #papademetriou-demetrios, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #september-11-2001

Biden Moves to Split $7 Billion in Frozen Afghan Funds

The president intends to use the Afghan central bank’s assets to fund humanitarian relief and other needs in Afghanistan, and compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

#afghanistan, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #da-afghanistan-bank, #justice-department, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #treasury-department, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Panel Approves Transfer of Saudi Engineer From Guantánamo Bay

The decision means that a majority of detainees at the wartime prison are cleared for transfer if U.S. diplomats can forge security deals with countries to receive them

#al-qaeda, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #qahtani-mohammed-al, #saudi-arabia, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Administration Rejects Use of Testimony Obtained From Torture in Guantánamo Trial

The Justice Department rejected an interpretation by the retired chief prosecutor that lawyers could sometimes use statements obtained during C.I.A. interrogations.

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Biden Administration Approves 5 More Guantánamo Releases

Nearly half of the last 39 detainees have now been approved for transfer, and the challenge for U.S. officials is to find countries to receive them.

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20 Years Later, the Story Behind the Guantánamo Photo That Won’t Go Away

On Jan. 11, 2002, a sailor photographed 20 men in orange uniforms and on their knees, capturing one of the most damning post-9/11 images of U.S. detention policy.

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Pentagon Building New Secret Courtroom at Guantánamo Bay

The concept is to permit two military judges to hold proceedings simultaneously starting in mid-2023.

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Another Judge Quits Guantánamo Case

No new judge has been named to preside in the trial of a Qaeda commander, which has had four judges in seven years.

#conflicts-of-interest, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #iraqi-abdul-hadi-al, #military-tribunals, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zimmerman-michael-d

More Sept. 11 Victims Who Sued the Taliban Want Frozen Afghan Funds

The Biden administration was set to tell a court on Friday what it thinks should happen, but obtained a delay until Jan. 28.

#al-qaeda, #federal-reserve-system, #september-11-2001, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taliban, #united-states-politics-and-government

Taliban and 9/11 Families Fight for Billions in Frozen Afghan Funds

The White House must figure out what to do with the Afghan central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve, now frozen under U.S. law.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #humanitarian-aid, #justice-department, #national-security-council, #september-11-2001, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taliban, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Prison

With 6,000 residents and the feel of a college campus, the U.S. Navy base has some of the trappings of small-town America, and some of a police state.

#defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-bases-and-installations, #september-11-2001, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

After 20 Years, Frank Stella Returns to Ground Zero

The installation of his sculpture marks a homecoming for the 85-year-old artist, whose diptych at the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #johns-jasper, #new-york-city, #sculpture, #september-11-2001, #silverstein-larry-a, #stella-frank, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

F.B.I. Agents Became C.I.A. Operatives in Overseas Prisons

Lawyers disclosed the unusual arrangement in evidentiary hearings to prepare for the Sept. 11 trial at Guantánamo Bay.

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Accused 9/11 Mastermind Seeks Access to Secret Testimony

Prosecutors say war court rules forbid defendants from hearing classified information, unless the classified information is someone quoting what a defendant said.

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Some Sept. 11 Trial Secrets May Not Be Secrets Anymore

Prosecutors agreed to compare hundreds if not thousands of pages of classified documents in the case against 9/11 defendants with material released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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U.S. Military Jury Condemns Terrorist’s Torture and Urges Clemency

Seven senior officers rebuked the government’s treatment of an admitted terrorist in a handwritten letter from the jury room at Guantánamo Bay.

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For First Time in Public, a Detainee Describes Torture at C.I.A. Black Sites

In a sentencing hearing, Majid Khan, a Pakistani who lived in suburban Baltimore before joining Al Qaeda, detailed dungeonlike conditions and episodes of abuse.

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The CIA’s Close Relationship with Poland

The roots of this special relationship stretch back to the Cold War. It’s a story of bravery, blood bonds and, of course, betrayal.

#black-sites, #central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #detainees, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #poland, #september-11-2001, #warsaw-poland

Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65

In a risk-taking career, he helped the paper win a Pulitzer for its 9/11 photography and later prompted a debate on journalistic ethics that led to his leaving The Times.

#deaths-obituaries, #keating-edward, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #photography, #pulitzer-prizes, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Biden Said ‘We Will Not Forgive’ After the Kabul Airport Attack. There’s a Better Way.

America has spent 20 years vowing revenge for terrorism. There’s a better path.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

Barbara Lee’s Long Quest to Curb Presidential War Powers Faces a New Test

The Democrat spent two decades building consensus to rein in war authorizations that have been stretched beyond their original intent. The Afghanistan withdrawal has complicated the debate.

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George W. Bush 2021, Meet George W. Bush 2001

The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans. 

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Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.

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Judge at Guantánamo Says 9/11 Trial Start is at Least a Year Away

The judge set out the timeline while rejecting two defense challenges that he was unqualified and should suspend the proceedings until he was up to speed.

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The Legacy of America’s Post-9/11 Turn to Torture

Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.

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Yankees and Mets Clash in Subway Series on 9/11 Anniversary

In a season of highs and lows for the Yankees and the Mets, the teams split the first two games of a series. But they joined each other in a moment of unity on Saturday.

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After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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F.B.I. Releases Newly Declassified Document Related to Sept. 11 Attacks

Families of the Sept. 11 victims have long pushed for a deeper investigation into any possible role the Saudi government had in the attacks, but the document offered no conclusive evidence.

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At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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What Comes After the 9/11 Era?

The battle to define the next American grand strategy.

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At Pro-Taliban Protest, a Symbol of America’s Lost Influence: Hundreds Dressed in Burqas

Several hundred women wore the head-to-toe garments at a pro-Taliban demonstration on Sept. 11. The march was a reminder of how after years of war, Afghanistan’s women are again at the mercy of the militants.

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How a TV Ad Enticed Broadway Crowds Right After 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was meant to appear; Elaine Stritch arrived just in time. Recalling the “I Love New York” spot that helped dispel the fear in Times Square.

#advertising-and-marketing, #broadway-league, #september-11-2001, #television, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

A Time Capsule in Two Front Pages

The newspaper of Sept. 11, 2001, is a document of America before the terror attacks and a memory of a vanished era.

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Sport’s Post-9/11 Patriotism Seen as Unifier, and ‘Manipulation’

The jingoism at sporting events that temporarily surged during the Gulf War and roared back after Sept. 11 now often drives wedges, but sports leagues want it to stay.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #engelbert-catherine, #kerr-steve, #major-league-soccer, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #new-york-mets, #new-york-yankees, #selig-bud, #september-11-2001, #silver-adam-1962, #terrorism, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Washington Manned Up and Let Us Down After 9/11

Overdosing on macho after 9/11 led America astray.    

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Proceedings in 9/11 Case Resume, and Then Are Delayed Again

Days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the five men accused of plotting them returned to court after a long shutdown, only to have the hearing quickly recessed.

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