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9-11 Tenth Anniversary

  • While far from the Sept. 11 crash sites, Murfreesboro is embroiled in a debate over the building of a mosque. According to the local imam, the attacks have become a political wedge between the Muslim community and some residents.
  • Just two months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Congress established the Transportation Security Administration, eventually hiring some 50,000 airport screeners. Ten years and $40 billion later, screening has become a routine and often frustrating part of air travel. And some critics say the system still has holes.
  • When Americans are asked what Sept. 10, 2001, was like, many call that Monday "normal" or "ordinary." That all changed on Sept. 11. Nine individuals share their serendipitous experiences, near misses or devastating turn of events from the day before America was interrupted.
  • Ten years ago, the most famous rebel leader in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud, was killed by al-Qaida as the opening salvo for the Sept. 11 attacks. Revered by followers, Massoud had led the fight against the Taliban.
  • Is America safer today than it was a decade ago? The U.S. now spends more than $70 billion a year on homeland security efforts. The authors of a new book argue that the terrorist threat is too small to justify that level of expense.
  • As they flew to intercept United Flight 93, two American pilots had no weapons to fire. They were ready to fly their jets into the passenger plane to keep it from hitting Washington. Before that was necessary, passengers took action.
  • NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel details what it's like to report from some of the more dangerous war zones on the planet. He also discusses his recent dispatches from Egypt and Libya, where he was subject to tear gas attacks and artillery fire.
  • Osama bin Laden recruited 12 of the 19 hijackers from towns that dot the highway. Immediately after the attacks, many youths here openly supported al-Qaida and saw bin Laden as a hero. A decade later, have attitudes changed?
  • This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. As a nation takes time to pause and reflect – KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says we…
  • In Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as the Lion of Panjshir. And thanks to him, the Panjshir Valley was one of only two places the Taliban never conquered. On Sept. 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud.