PHOTOS: ABC News 9/11 Photos: Sept. 11 Photos On World Trade Center Aftermath
Newly released September 11, 2001 photos offer a new perspective on attacks. The vast collection of photos and some videos previously held by the National Institute of Standards and Technology shows the horrific aftermath of two commercial jetliners hitting the towers, leaving nearly 2800 dead. World Trade Center - American Broadcasting Company - National Institute of Standards and Technology - September 11 attacks - Terrorism
Biden: U.S. 'Shoulder To Shoulder' With Israel
Vice President Joe Biden urged Israelis and Palestinians to take historic steps toward peace during his keynote address at Tel Aviv University today. "Ladies and gentlemen, the status quo is not sustainable," he warned in his most passionate comment. Tel Aviv University - United States - Joe Biden - Israel - Palestinian people
Massa Media Blitz: Says Groping Was 'Tickling'
Former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa of New York, who quit abruptly last week and promised not to go quietly, took to the airwaves Tuesday night in two cable network interviews to explain his behavior and the allegations that he sexually harassed two male aides. But the more Massa tries to explain himself, the stranger his story gets. Eric Massa - Democratic Party - Sexual harassment - Politics - New York
First Women Airforce Pilots Get Gold
The women who blazed the way for female air force pilots will be awarded the Congressional gold medal today on Capitol Hill. Congressional Gold Medal - Air force - United States - Military - World War II
PHOTOS: President's Day: A Black President In The Making
For the first President's Day in U.S. history, America has an African-American president. In honor of Black History Month, we take a look back at influential government figures who helped break down racial barriers and stereotypes to allow Barack Obama to take the Oval Office. Barack Obama - Black History Month - United States - Oval Office - President of the United States
$657M Settlement Reached With 9/11 Workers
First responders will split as much as $657 million according to the severity of their illnesses. Ground zero - Law - Warfare and Conflict - Services - September 11 2001
Obama Delays Trip To Wrangle Votes
President Obama's decision to delay his trip to Indonesia and Australia speaks volumes about how Democrats lack the votes to pass health care legislation. Barack Obama - Health care - Australia - Democratic Party - President
WATCH: 'The Note': Obama Delays Trip
President Obama has delayed his trip to Asia so that he can work on health care. Health care - Barack Obama - President of the United States - President - United States
PHOTOS: Winter Weather Around The World
Winter Weather Around the World - A historic snowfall dumps more than two feet of snow on Washington, D.C. and other surrounding regions. Thousands gather in Dupont Circle for a snowball fight. Washington DC - Dupont Circle Washington D.C. - Snowball fight - Snow - United States
WATCH: Dodd Goes It Alone
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., plans on financial reform without bipartisan support. Christopher Dodd - United States - Chris Dodd - Politics - Government
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