September 11, 2001, Anniversary

The day the United States experienced the largest loss of human life by an act of terrorism in its history. Starting at 8:05 AM, the North Tower of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was struck by a hijacked airplane. Approximately 15 minutes later, the South Tower was hit. Eventually, both buildings collapsed, killing almost 2,800 people. Not long after, American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. A fourth airplane, United Airlines flight 93, was also overtaken. Its intended target was the White House, but passengers attacked the hijackers and the plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field, killing all 40 aboard. The terrorist group Al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, took credit for the attacks.

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News: Remembering September 11

On the 10-year anniversary, reflections on the day. (9/10/2011)

News: How 9/11 Affected the American Muslim Community

Two New Yorkers reflect on Sept. 11 on its anniversary. (9/11/2014)

Obama Marks 13th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Presdent Obama honors the nation's endurance following an unimaginable tragedy.

Sept. 11 Memorials Around the U.S.

Memorials great and small honor lives lost on 9/11.

Made You Look: When Rappers Spread Conspiracy Theories

Seeing doesn't always mean believing for these music stars.

Obama: No Act of Terror Can Match Strength of US

President Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National 9/ 11 Memorial Museum.
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