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Sept. 11

Friday, September 9, 2011
Old 97s lead singer Rhett Miller. (Courtesy of Rhett Miller)

The leader of the Old 97s lived three blocks from the World Trace Center towers and he and his girlfriend Erica were home when the planes hit. He reads from a diary he kept that day.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

The painter, Stephen Hannock, says on the morning of September 11, while he was scrambling around his New York apartment to get his family safely out of lower Manhattan, his wife found out that she had a brain tumor.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
A couple of police officers ride the shuttle between New York's Times Square and Grand Central Station, Friday. (AP)

A decade later, the repercussions of the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11 continue to be felt on a daily basis by ordinary New Yorkers.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Author Michael Benfante. (Courtesy of Michael Benfante)

On Sept. 11 Michael Benfante carried a woman in a wheelchair down 68 floors of the north tower of the World Trade Center to safety. Everyone called him a hero, but ten years on he can’t stop thinking of the firemen he passed on the way down.

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Friday, September 9, 2011
Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in the face by an avowed white supremacist looking for revenge after Sept.11. (Courtesy of Rais Bhuiyan)

After Sept. 11, many American Muslims felt the need to explain that they weren’t terrorists. 37-year old Rais Bhuiyan didn’t get the chance.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

We want to hear your Sept. 11 memories. Where were you that day and what are your thoughts ten years later?

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lt. Col. Dan Nash, left, and Col. Tim Duffy, in a WBUR studio (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

On Sept. 11, Colonel Dan Nash and Colonel Tim Duffy were on duty at Otis National Guard Base in Massachusetts when word came of a possible hijacking.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Pamela Bittner with her late twin brother Jeffrey, who died in the attacks of Sept. 11. (Courtesy of Bittner family)

At least 16 people lost twins on Sept. 11, one of them is Pamela Bittner of Boston– her brother Jeffrey was working in the World Trade Center when the planes hit.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
M.I.A. performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP)

Culture critic Jeffrey Melnick says the multiple traumas of Sept. 11 are woven all through American books, movies and music ten years on.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Osama bin Laden is seen at an undisclosed location in this television image broadcast Sunday Oct. 7, 2001.

This year’s anniversary of the September 11th attacks is the first since the man responsible for that day was killed. And some experts ask even though Osama bin Laden is gone, has he achieved his goal of destabilizing the U.S. and knocking it from its perch as the predominant world power?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Steve Reich

In the weeks and years following 9/11, classical composers began to grapple with the tragedy through their work.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
U.S. Marines help a wounded comrade onto a Black Hawk helicopter, left, during a medevac mission by the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne's Task Force Pegasus, in 2010. (AP)

A new account says fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan could eventually cost $4 trillion. Economists say that money could have created more jobs if spent on education, health care or infrastructure.

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Friday, September 2, 2011
Hank Black, left, hold up a sign at a meeting of the North Texans for 9/11 Truth group in Dallas in July. (AP)

So-called “Truth Activists” cite evidence that they say points to an alternative, and much more sinister version of events.

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