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News Wrap: U.S. marks 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

In our news wrap Tuesday, bells rang at the exact moment that the first jet crashed into the World Trade Center Tower on the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11. In Pennsylvania, President Trump honored those who fought the hijackers before their jet plunged into a field. Also, the International Criminal Court vowed to continue its work undeterred despite being condemned by the U.S.

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  • William Brangham:

    In the day's other news, the nation marked 17 years since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

    In New York, bells rang at the exact moment that the first jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center tower.

    In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, President Trump joined in honoring those who fought the hijackers of their jet before it plunged into a field.

  • President Donald Trump:

    America will never forget what your loved ones did for all of us. We will remember that free people are never at the mercy of evil, because our destiny is always in our hands.

  • William Brangham:

    A separate service was held at the Pentagon, with Vice President Mike Pence honoring the 184 people who died there.

    In all, nearly 3,000 people and the 19 hijackers were killed on 9/11.

    The International Criminal Court vowed today to continue its work undeterred, this despite being condemned by the United States. On Monday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton called the ICC illegitimate. He threatens sanctions if the court tries to prosecute American troops or agents for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

    The leaders of China and Russia today pledged a strategic partnership in the face of rising antagonism with the U.S. China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin met in the Russian city of Vladivostok near the Chinese border. Xi said the two nations will present a united front against what he called trade protectionism, a clear jab at President Trump's policies.

  • Xi Jinping (through translator):

    China and Russia both bear the responsibilities of maintaining world peace and stability. Under the current background of increasing changes in international structure and growing instability and uncertainty, it is more important for China and Russia to join our hands in maintaining international justice and fairness.

  • William Brangham:

    This meeting coincided with joint Chinese-Russian military exercises in Siberia. They're the largest in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union and involved some 300,000 troops.

    And on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 114 points close at 25971. The Nasdaq rose 48 points, and the S&P 500 added 10.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour", the Trump administration's latest step to rollback efforts to fight climate change; where things stand in Afghanistan 17 years after the 9/11 attacks; health risks as a result of the wildfires out West; and much more.

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