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Did 9/11 permanently change life in the US? More Americans say so than ever before

September 2, 2021
Susan Page, Sarah Elbeshbishi | USA Today
The sense among Americans that the Sept. 11 attacks permanently changed life in the USA has grown, not faded – as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches and a new peril threatens the nation.
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What we’ve learned about the Capitol attack in the last 6 months

July 7, 2021
Lisa Desjardins, Judy Woodruff | PBS NewsHour
Monday marks six months since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden's election win.
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New warning about extremist groups after alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

October 10, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Some of the 13 people arrested this week in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were involved in two radical militia groups that share a hatred of government and law enforcement.
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Backlash in Iraq Poses Risks to U.S.-Led Operations Against Islamic State

January 6, 2020
Nancy Youssef, Michael R. Gordon | The Wall Street Journal
Violence directed at U.S. forces in Iraq and the threat of reprisals over the killing of an Iranian general are hampering American-led operations against Islamic State, potentially giving the beleaguered group time to revive.
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Bernie Sanders warns against religious bigotry hours after Hasidic Jews are stabbed in N.Y.

December 30, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had relatives killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, responded Sunday to the latest incident of anti-Semitic terror by wearing a kippah and lifting a blowtorch to light a public menorah on the final night of Hanukkah.
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U.S. Recovered Valuable Intelligence in Baghdadi Raid

October 29, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. military raid resulting in the death of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also yielded an array of valuable intelligence concerning the militant group and its top leaders, defense officials said, providing details that likely will lead to future operations.
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Inside the Mission That Killed Islamic State Leader Baghdadi

October 28, 2019
Nancy Youssef, Michael C. Bender, Raja Abdulrahim | The Wall Street Journal
The story of Baghdadi’s final moments is also one of American intelligence gathering, military force and astonishing warfare technology.
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Political impact and terror threats in the wake of Baghdadi's death

October 28, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
US authorities are monitoring the reaction to al-Baghdadi's death very closely at home. Concern about ISIS was already heightened. Authorities recognize the real concern of ISIS sleepers or sympathizers responding in real time to the killing of their leader.
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