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He Wanted Revenge for Brother's 9/11 Death, Found Something Else - Page 2

It's been 17 years to the day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2018 12:20 PM CDT

  • A plea: At the New York Daily News, Rita Lussier implores visitors to the 9/11 Memorial site to stop taking smiling selfies. Have we all forgotten so quickly? she wonders. "Put your camera down. Put away your selfie stick. Just stand still for a moment. Look around. Feel this," she writes. "There are so many things to take away from here. A snapshot of smiling faces is not one of them."
  • Raw footage: CNN presents a chronology of Sept. 11, 2001, in video clips.
  • Cancer cases: The Guardian illustrates the health problems still emerging as a result of the attacks with a report on a cluster of breast cancer cases among men who breathed in the toxic New York City air of 2001. At least 15 are known to have the disease, and more almost certainly do, which is way out of whack for such a rare ailment.
  • Money for victims: The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund of $7.3 billion could run out of money before it officially expires at the end of 2020, reports PIX11. More than 1,000 firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer or a respiratory illness, and 182 have died from an illness linked to 9/11.
  • Dangers lurk: Two members of the 9/11 Commission warns that "violent extremists are regrouping and will strike again." Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton write in USA Today that terrorist attacks are actually up fivefold from 2001, and they say the US needs to bolster its support for "fragile states" in vulnerable and volatile regions.
  • Al-Qaeda: The terrorist group behind the attack might be stronger than ever 17 year later, per an analysis at the Los Angeles Times. Al-Qaeda has largely shifted from headline-grabbing attacks to a more subtle strategy of embedding itself in war-torn countries and winning the support of Sunni Muslims. The analysis has a country-by-country breakdown.
(Read more 9/11 anniversary stories.)

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