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Designers: 9/11 memorial’s focus is inclusion

One of the designers the 9/11 memorial at the State Capitol, which uses written passages to create a timeline of events surrounding 9/11, hopes the structure will eventually be understood for its meaningful layers rather than the controversy surrounding some of its phrases.... Read more»

Foreign flight students closely monitored since 9/11

One of Arizona’s most haunting connections to 9/11 is the fact that at least one hijacker received flight training in the state. The federal government has since tightened screening of international flight students, which means flight schools must monitor those students more closely.... Read more»

National Guard to remain on border through year's end

The 500 National Guard troops helping watch over Arizona’s border with Mexico will stay on the job, after the Pentagon agreed to continue funding the 1,100 troopers assisting on the Southwest border.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is Tucson prepared for a massive emergency?

Les Caid, emergency management expert and Rio Rico fire chief, explores emergency preparedness ten years after 9/11.... Read more»

9/11 audio recordings released

Audio recordings of the first reactions by American air traffic controllers, pilots and the military to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were made public for the first time Thursday, days ahead of the 10-year anniversary.... Read more»

UA grad recalls husband's death in Sept. 11 attack

Christie Coombs, a 1982 graduate of the UA, looks back to Sept. 11, 2001, the day her husband Jeffrey, a UA business graduate, was aboard the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. Since then, Coombs has channeled her grief into something positive.... Read more»

Gaddafi denies fleeing to Niger

In an audio message Thursday, deposed Libyan Muammar al-Gaddafi dismissed speculation that he fled south to neighboring Niger as lies and psychological warfare.... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror

An intelligence-based approach to airport screening

So ... that ten years we’ve just had of taking our shoes off for airport screenings? Um ... never mind!... Read more»

Napolitano sees an end to shoes-off screening at airports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says travelers may soon be able to keep their shoes on when they pass through airport security checkpoints.... Read more»

CIA rendition flights continue under Obama

New documents have surfaced several new details about the shadowy practice of snatching terrorism suspects from one country and rendering them into the custody of another. While the Obama administration has tried to distance itself from the some of the harshest counterterrorism techniques, it has also said that at least some forms of renditions will continue.... Read more»

Petraeus sworn in as CIA director

David Petraeus, newly retired from the U.S. Army, was sworn in as director of the CIA in a ceremony led by Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday at the White House.... Read more»

Ziggy Marley in-store to promo comic, Somalia aid

Something that comic book fans come to expect out of their local comic shop is the “in-store”: an appearance by a comic book artist, maybe doing a sketch or two for eager admirers. Exciting for fans, but not all that unusual. What is unusual is for an internationally known reggae musician to do an in-store.... Read more»

Vietnam War babies: Grown up and low on luck

An obscure U.S. visa for Vietnamese nationals fathered by GIs, a clunky State Department term for mixed-race children of the war, appears to be fizzling at last.... Read more»

Amid cuts, U.S. military withdraws from Europe

Focus may be on U.S. military drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the larger strategic change underway is taking place in Europe, where American troops have been stationed in large numbers since World War II.... Read more»


Libya's road to the World Cup

At some point, Qaddafi will be gone, and Libya will be able to start rebuilding. Will that be in time for World Cup 2014?... Read more»

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