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New 9/11 Oral History Project Bill

by Julie Clark
World Trade Center site
Niall Kennedy, flickr

Representatives Peter King and Steve Israel announced a bill Monday morning that would give 9/11 first responders the chance to tell their stories and potentially have them preserved in the Library of Congress. The 9/11Oral History Project was started by Dr. Benjamin Luft, director of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program at SUNY Stony Brook. He started collecting stories on Long Island in 2002.

9/11 Mastermind to Face Military Tribunal

by Chiara Wegener
Twin Towers on 9/11
Marc AuMarc, flickr

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be referred to a military commssion, along with four other co-conspirators of the attacks. The decision is a switch from an earlier plan to try the alleged plotters in a civilian court in New York City.

911 Birthdays

by George Bodarky
Cupcakes making up the American Flag
Flickr user aechempati

Nine years ago this week terrorists attacked.  The twin towers collapsed.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed.  However, amid the tragedies of 9/11, hope was literally born.  An estimated, 10,000 American families welcomed a new baby into the world on September 11th, 2001. A couple of those families share their stories on this week's Cityscape. 

Nine Years Later

by George Bodarky
Dust settling on ground zero
Andrea Booher; FEMA

Next Saturday marks the 9 year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.   Over the past several years, we’ve heard a lot about the illnesses that have afflicted rescue and recovery workers who toiled at the site.  But, on this week's Cityscape, we focus more specifically on the plight of those who lived, worked and studied in the area around ground zero.

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