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Names of Those Killed on September 11, 2001

Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Memorial services will be held all across the country, many involving a reading of the victims' names.

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Americans Gather on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks
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Americans Honor Victims on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

 

In what's become a grim and somber ritual for Americans, citizens will gather Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which Islamic extremists killed nearly 3,000 people.

Thousands are expected to come together in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania to pay their respects.

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Donna Summer Believed She Got Cancer From 9/11

Donna Summer passed away a little over 24 hours ago, and already, some sensational stories surrounding her death are popping up. It’s being reported that the ‘Last Dance’ singer and queen of disco believed she contracted lung cancer from inhaling the toxic air that hovered over New York City in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Serena Williams Mistakes Drug Tester for Burglar, Calls 911

On Wednesday, tennis star Serena Williams had a fright after security cameras picked up what she thought was someone trying to break in to her Los Angeles home. In the heat of the moment, she barricaded herself in a panic room and called the authorities.

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Events of 9/11 Overwhelming, So Were the Rumors

As we observe the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, it's important to remember that some of the information that will be passed on electronically and presented as fact will in fact be nothing more than speculation, rumor, and sadly, in some cases, outright fabrication.

Rich Buhler, creator of TruthOrFiction.com, has dedicated himself to separating fact from fiction and reminds us that, especially during this emotional time, we should be careful what we choose to believe and, more importantly, what we choose to pass on to our friends and family without checking the facts beforehand.

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New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
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Value of Sept. 11 Anniversary Memorabilia May Be Short-Lived

Don’t get caught up and overspend on 9/11 mementos

The Better Business Bureau advises caution when purchasing 9/11 memorabilia this coming weekend which sees the country observing the 10th anniversary of that fateful day.

VICTORIA, Texas – With the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, Better Business Bureau is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental; Prices for many items will likely drop over time.

Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to remember the anniversary. Sellers are also marketing commemorative items on auction sites like eBay, where the seller must rely on emailed questions and online photos to determine an item’s value.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Credited with Saving Woman’s Life on September 11

 

There are lots of ways to save a life. You can donate blood, volunteer at an animal shelter or, apparently, almost run someone over as she’s on her way to certain doom.

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Man Beats Himself Up To Worm Out Of Drunken Driving Charge
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Man Beats Himself Up To Worm Out Of Drunken Driving Charge

Drinking can cloud your thinking, which may explain why a Farmington, Connecticut man came up with a pretty boneheaded idea.

Authorities say Daniel Vagnini beat himself up to prove to police he had been assaulted to get out of being charged with drunken driving last Saturday.

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Man Calls 911 80 Times in Five Hours
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Man Calls 911 80 Times in Five Hours

Someone buy John Calvery a dictionary because he needs to learn the definition of "emergency."

According to cfnews13.com, police in Port Orange, Florida arrested the 57-year-old man last Friday after he called 911 about 80 times in a five-hour period. Authorities said he dialed in once every three minutes.

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FBI Updates Most Wanted Lists to Reflect Osama bin Laden’s Death
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FBI Updates Most Wanted Lists to Reflect Osama bin Laden’s Death

Now that Osama (Usama) bin Laden has been killed, the FBI has updated its Most Wanted Terrorists list, officially marking him as “DECEASED.”

Nine other terrorists remain on the list, including bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

The FBI also updated its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list to reflect yesterday’s news.

Check out a direct look at the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list after the jump.

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Americans React to News That Osama bin Laden Is Dead [PHOTOS]
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Americans React to News That Osama bin Laden Is Dead [PHOTOS]

The world was brought to a standstill late Sunday evening when President Barack Obama confirmed that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. operatives in Pakistan.

Americans quickly gathere

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President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden
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Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan, President Obama Confirms

In a stunning development, President Barack Obama confirmed late Sunday evening that Osama bin Laden, the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

Obama made the announcement in a televised address shortly after 11:30 PM ET, about an hour after reports of bin Laden’s death had made their way onto the Internet.

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