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On September 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. The world woke up to a terrifying morning as four passenger planes, hijacked by Islamic extremists belonging to Al-Qaeda, slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Within hours of the attack, close to 3,000 people lost their lives. More.

A Long Island firetruck that aided in calls to countless fires, saved numerous lives and even responded to the 9/11 terror attacks is embarking on a new journey overseas. At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department will bid farewell to Ladder 5211, bound for Dublin, Ireland. More.

A vicious beating on the subway left a man blooded and the witness that came to his rescue says he believes the attack was racially motivated. NBC New York’s Anjali Hemphill reports. More.

Sen. Roy Blunt, the No. 4 GOP leader in the Senate, said Sunday that a proposed bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot may only serve to delay needed security improvements, underscoring the political quagmire surrounding the plan. More.

Surrounded by broken glass in a defaced Capitol on the night of Jan. 6, Speaker Nancy Pelosi conferred with a senior House Republican about a bipartisan commission that would investigate the attack on Congress. Ten weeks later, those talks have all but collapsed. More.