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The ‘Tribute in Light’ memorial lights up lower Manhattan near One World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2008, in New York City. The tribute at the site of the World Trade Center towers has been an annual event in New York since March 11, 2002.

“Never forget” will not only be enshrined in American vernacular but also Arizona curriculum, if a proposal establishing 9/11 Education Day and requiring public school teachers to craft lesson plans about the terrorist attacks every September 11 passes into law. Read more»

A Tucson couple was arrested Friday after being indicted on charges that they lied to U.S. immigration officials, including false statements about the husband's connection to a militant Somali group linked to Al-Qaeda. Read more»

A screengrab from an Islamic State propaganda video showing 'Jihadi John'.

Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story. Thursday, "Jihadi John" was unmasked by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, a British man described by friends and relatives as “from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London." Read more»

The attacks in France highlight the need for everyone — including governments — to defend journalists' right to report. Read more»

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2014 Liberty Political Action Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with Cuba, calling the communist country “a leading state sponsor of terrorism.” That’s a stretch, to say the least. Read more»

The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word "war" was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State. So how many wars is the U.S. fighting right now? Somewhere between zero and 134. Read more»

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle next to the border fence west of Yuma.

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success. Read more»

The United States is grappling with the risk level of the extremist militants retaliating as Obama inserts military might into Iraq. Read more»

In an interview on Fox News, former Vice President Dick Cheney went too far with his claim that President Obama “has stated repeatedly the terrorist threat is gone.” Read more»

In “Hard Choices,” the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq—including State Department responsibility for the country’s security assistance. Read more»

"Unless America is actively engaged in trying to support those in the broader Middle East who wish to replace despair and extremism with hope and freedom, I fear the tide of war will eventually hit us again." Read more» 2

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Insitute, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, Pima County Bond Advisory Committee Chair Larry Hecker, state Sen. Steve Farley, Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times and Middle East expert Stephen Zunes Read more»

Today we honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in those deadly terrorist attacks. We also remember the brave first responders who rushed in to confront danger and help those who survived. Read more» 1

Tomorrow, Americans will commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one the darkest days in our nation's history. In tribute to the victims of 9/11, including the approximately 400 heroic first responders who gave their own lives to save others, let us again stand united in prayer and patriotism. Read more»

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles.

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming to Syria. Here's what else the U.S. military is up to. Read more»

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