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September 11, 2001 Attacks

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  • Bank robber claims cellmate coerced him into jailbreak

    Bank robber claims cellmate coerced him into jailbreak
    A convicted bank robber who escaped from a high-rise Loop federal jail nearly two years ago was coerced into the daring, dead-of-night jailbreak by a cellmate who appeared to have connections with corrupt guards, his lawyers claimed in a court filing...
  • Troubles all around, Obama's legacy is clouded

    WASHINGTON -- It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly...
  • Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State [Commentary]

    Obama's future may hinge on response to Islamic State [Commentary]
     In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends to deal with the terrorist Islamic State. He must stop talking about...
  • Hyperpartisan Congress can't act rationally

    This Congress has difficulty in putting aside hyperpartisanship and rigid ideology long enough to do anything rational. So it may be just as well that members ran for the hills to avoid voting on bombing Iraq (and now Syria). Republicans want to avoid...
  • Should Congress have approved ISIS airstrikes?

    President Obama says he doesn't need authorization for military actions against ISIS, saying Congress after 9/11 permitted a president to attack terrorists. Congress last week didn't address the war powers question when it authorized the U.S. to arm and...
  • President Obama correct to bomb ISIS

    Given Congress' inability to act on anything other than engaging in partisan politics, I think the president had to act if the intelligence reports are accurate. We all have seen and heard the ISIS threats and acts of barbarianism. If we are to believe...
  • Legacy Walk honors LGBT 'guardian angels'

     Legacy Walk honors LGBT 'guardian angels'
    Several dozen community members spent National Coming Out Day in Boystown honoring LGBT's "guardian angels" during a public dedication Saturday afternoon. The Legacy Walk, a collection of bronze plaques affixed to rainbow pylons on a half-mile stretch...
  • In 'Citizenfour,' Laura Poitras feels heat of telling Snowden's story

    In 'Citizenfour,' Laura Poitras feels heat of telling Snowden's story
    The word "risky" is thrown around often in the film world, usually when personalities embark on a new direction or a commercially challenging project. But Oscar-nominated director Laura Poitras faced a different type of hazard with her latest film,...
  • Attorney General Facing A Conservative And Radical Liberal In General Election

    Attorney General Facing A Conservative And Radical Liberal In General Election
    HARTFORD — The last time a non-Democrat held the office of attorney general in Connecticut was in 1959. The current Democratic occupant, George Jepsen, was all of 5 years old back then. In this election, Jepsen is being challenged by opponents...
  • Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years

    Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years
    Telling a judge that the U.S. government tortured her son in his own country to try to implicate him in a crime he was never charged with committing, the mother of convicted terrorism supporter Jose Padilla said the inhumane treatment damaged him forever....
  • Yankees' Jeter, beloved as symbol of what is good in the game

    From an era of muscle-bound sluggers tarnished by doping scandals, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter emerged as a symbol of what is good in baseball, the ultimate winner of his generation. Jeter will play his last regular season home game in the...