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World Trade Center dust scientist Paul Lioy dies aged 68

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Paul LioyPaul Lioy, the scientist who analyzed dust from the fallen World Trade Center and its potential danger to first responders, died after suddenly collapsing at Newark Liberty International Airport. He was 68.

After 9/11, Lioy raced down to lower Manhattan from his home in Cranford, N.J., and collected bags of the dust. He discovered that the thick gray dust contained a dangerous mix of elements like wood, plastic, glass, asbestos and concrete.

In 2010, he published his findings in a book "Dust: The Inside Story of Its Role in the September 11th Aftermath."

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Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

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9/11 info declassifiedTop CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop the deadliest terror strikes in U.S. history, documents released on Friday show.

The once-secret documents include a more complete version of a 2005 report by the spy agency's inspector general, which found that the CIA did not have a comprehensive strategy or marshal adequate resources to combat Al-Qaeda before hijacked planes hit New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11.

A redacted summary of that report was first made public in 2007.

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Rand Paul’s New Crusade: The Secret 9/11 Docs

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Rand PaulSen. Rand Paul, the man of the hour when it comes to pushing back against government secrecy, is throwing his weight behind a fresh push to declassify 28 pages from a 2002 Senate inquiry into the causes of 9/11.

The Kentucky Republican is sponsoring legislation called the “Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Act,” which would force the release of the disputed pages. With his support, an important issue that has languished far too long may be finally gaining traction.

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After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller

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Judith MillerIf the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on her, the royalties will mount. Her critics—they are many and loud—say the former New York Times reporter bears a responsibility for the Iraq war because the articles she wrote in the lead-up to the invasion advanced the Bush Administration’s contention that the country had weapons of mass destruction.

It’s easy to disparage Miller. Too easy. Censure her and we can sidestep looking at our own reporting, at broader disquieting questions about journalism since 9/11. As journalists, we all let our guard down in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. We abandoned some of the most important journalistic principles—speak truth to power; hold governments accountable; display healthy skepticism—at the base of the American flagpole. And I don’t just mean the royal we, the institutional we. I, too, am culpable.

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9/11 defendant still suffering from ‘black site’ injuries, lawyer says at Guantánamo

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9/11 defendantA defense lawyer for an alleged 9/11 plotter said Thursday that his Saudi captive client was rectally abused in CIA custody — and continues to bleed now, at least eight years later.

Attorney Walter Ruiz made the disclosure in open court in a bid to get a military judge to intervene in the medical care of Mustafa Hawsawi, 46, accused of helping the Sept. 11 hijackers with travel and money.

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World Trade Center dust scientist Paul Lioy dies aged 68

Paul LioyPaul Lioy, the scientist who analyzed dust from the fallen World Trade Center and its potential...

Rand Paul’s New Crusade: The Secret 9/11 Docs

Rand PaulSen. Rand Paul, the man of the hour when it comes to pushing back against government...

Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

9/11 info declassifiedTop CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether...

After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller

Judith MillerIf the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on...
 
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