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On September 11, 2001, Lila Nordstrom was a 17-year-old student at Stuyvesant High School just three blocks north of the World Trade Center. For tens of thousands of students downtown alongside Nordstrom, the life-altering terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers would soon eclipse the normal school day. More.

Alice Hoagland, the mother of gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, has died. Hoagland's sister, Candyce Hoglan, disclosed the news in a Facebook post Sunday, January 17: "It is with a very heavy heart that my brothers and I announce the passing of our sister, Alice Hoagland. More.

There are indelible images that mark moments of rupture. They stay with us, engraved in our mind’s eye, precisely because they capture the unthinkable; because they signal a profound and forever irreversible shift in our expectations of the possible. More.

Marsha Krell is a clinical social worker. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, she has taken two leaves of absence from her job. “I was not comfortable being there," said Krell, an East Syracuse resident. "I was terrified. And I said 'no I can’t be there.' So I went out for three months.” More.

The United States is under serious threat of a terror attack from within. That statement is not panic or hyperbole but is based in the very real attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 and messages monitored by federal law enforcement and security officials about follow-up actions contemplated for the days up to and including Wednesday, Inauguration Day. More.