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New York’s September 11 Memorial Museum prepares for grand opening

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – A museum memorializing the September 11, 2001, attacks opens this week to victims’ family members and next week to the public, displaying artifacts from mangled columns recalling the enormity of that fateful day to shattered eyeglasses recalling its personal pain. Visitors to the…

CNN producers arrested trying to sneak into World Trade Center

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two CNN journalists were arrested for trying to sneak past security at the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday in an attempt to report on recent security lapses at the site, police said. Yon Pomrenze, 35, and Connor Fieldman Boals,…

Teen slips past sleeping guard and chills for a couple hours atop World Trade Center

A New Jersey 16-year-old made it through four layers of security and scaled the spire of the 1 World Trade Center (WTC) on Sunday. Parkour enthusiast Justin Casquejo told police that he received a lift up to the 88th floor of the building on Sunday, despite the fact that he…

George W. Bush seeks vindication with new presidential library and museum

George W. Bush says he will be long gone when posterity delivers a final verdict on his tumultuous presidency. But he will give history a shove in Dallas on Thursday when he opens his presidential library, showcasing his self-image as a leader of a land under attack who made tough…

Officials find possible human remains at World Trade Center site

Medical officials in New York City said they discovered two fragments that could be human remains while beginning a new round of sifting through the debris caused by the Sept.11 attack on the World Trade Center. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the fragments were discovered on Monday…

What The Hell Is Ground Zero, Anyway?

As the debate has endlessly worn on about the Park 51 Islamic community center, two things have become abundantly clear. The first is that much of our discourse in this country is fundamentally driven by a strain of Islamophobia tempered only by the fact that overt displays of violence are…

Teenage succubi taking birth control because they want to get pregnant

One of the worst problems in American politics is that once a wingnut myth takes off, it never dies, no matter how much evidence you can marshal against it. There are people who will go to their graves believing that there was a good reason to think that Saddam Hussein…

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