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The date when travelers will start to need Travel or Real IDs to get through airport security was extended for the third time on Monday, giving people until 2025 to apply for the documents, which will be required for all domestic air travel. Read more»

Oro Valley Republican Representative and candidate for Arizona Secretary of State Rep. Mark Finchem.

Arizona Republican Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem held a fundraiser in California on Sunday that was hosted by a conspiracy theorist who believes 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government and attended by a prominent QAnon influencer. Read more»

Marines stand at parade rest during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Healing Field in Tempe Town Lake, on Sept. 11, 2015, during Marine Week Phoenix.

The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington were visceral in their impact - killing more than 2,700 people - and often seen as the single event that turned traditional military postures on their heads - but the decades of world disorder began much earlier. Read more»

Local residents gathered in front of the house where Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 04, 2011.  Bin Laden's long-time partner Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a drone strike on July 30, 2022.

U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri - who oversaw the attack on the USS Cole and the planning of the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 - in a drone strike Saturday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read more»

A parachutist trailing an American flag lands at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium before the Sept. 4 game against Marshall. The Midshipmen host Air Force on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, in a game that has a special significance for players at the academies, even though many were not born when the attacks took place.

Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams – and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with “goosebumps just thinking about it.” Read more»

Luis Alvarez, a retired New York City Police detective and 9/11 first responder testified before Congress on June 11, 2019. Alvarez died a little over two weeks after reminding legislators to 'never forget to take care of the 9/11 first responders.'

A new report released by the New York City Fire Department finds that even as 9/11 responders’ self-reported physical health has declined over the years, they have consistently reported their mental health-related quality of life as better than that of average Americans. Read more»

Toxic dust hung in the air around Ground Zero for more than three months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

9/11 responders not only faced initial “acute” health problems, they soon began experiencing a wave of chronic diseases that continue to affect them 20 years later due a of mixture of cement dust and particles, asbestos and a class of chemicals called persistent organic pollutants. Read more»

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case. Read more»

A 2019 photo of a packed gym at Mountain View High School.

As we get older, Memorial Day becomes a kids’ holiday and that’s when we realize the true cost of war. It's a price Mountain View High School knows too well. Read more»

Trump awaits the judgment of Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema.

Ignoring the facts of Donald Trump's impeachment case would be a case of the U.S. Senate giving up on fight against corruption. In that case, they're all open to baseless allegations. Let me show them how. Read more»

Former air marshal warns cockpits are still the weak link in air traveler safety.

A twice-fired whistleblower says the next 9/11 could be stopped for $12,000 per jet but the airlines say the costs are much higher. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, are co-sponsors of a proposal that would give Congress a chance to vote on the use of the military in the war on terror – something last approved 16 years ago.

When Congress first authorized military action against terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Jeff Flake was a freshman in the House and Tim Kaine was still mayor of Richmond. Today, both are U.S. senators and the county is still waging war under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force – a vote they say it’s time to revisit. Read more»

Across the country, American flags are being flown at half-staff to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. President Trump and Arizona Gov. Ducey both ordered government flags to be lowered, and the president proclaimed Patriot Day to honor the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, left, said the bill by him and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, was needed because threats to the U.S. have changed since the last authorization for use of military force, shortly after 9/11.

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine introduced a use-of-force resolution that would let the president take military action against “non-state actors” like al Qaeda, ISIS and other terror groups. Read more»

Efforts to fix what people are sharing will only sow resentment and recriminations about the Lame Stream Something or Other and drive more people away from fact-based reporting and to hypothesis-spreading articles. Read more»

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