20 Years After 9/11, Victim Families May Finally Get a Trial

Twenty years after the 9/11 hijackings, the U.S. government still hasn’t brought the five men accused of conspiring in the terrorist attacks to justice. And as pre-trial hearings begin this month at Guantanamo Bay, the case is running into roadblocks already, leaving family members of 9/11 victims once again waiting.
Much like the last decade, the case is running into issues with the current judge. The ongoing pre-trial hearings, which kicked off in earnest last week, have already been delayed by the U.S.

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Editorial: The hole in America’s heart

On Sept. 11, 2001, a hole was torn in the heart of America.
Nineteen young men armed with knives and box cutters hijacked four jetliners, crashing two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon. A fourth plane — most likely bound for the U.S. Capitol — crashed into the ground in Shanksville, Pa., downed by courageous passengers. Nearly 3,000 people perished. It was a calamity on the scale of Pearl Harbor.
Today, a generation of college students and young adults has no memory of this terrorist attack.

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