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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 09/06/2011

DeMorning Links: Remembering to remember

The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, certain to be underappreciated? (PAUL J. RICHARDS - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
I’m back, folks. A week ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Marc Fisher pondered in Outlook how and why remembrances of the attacks have been focused on the devastation in New York to the near complete exclusion of the horror at the Pentagon. While it “might be dismissed as small at first, just another example of Washington’s insecurity and New York’s self-centeredness” to note that fact, Fisher writes, “the comparison matters, because memory matters. The stories we tell now about what happened in 2001 will color the history our descendants receive and pass along.” Something to keep in mind this week as we remember those who died at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and in Shanksville, Pa.

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Doug Jemal plans to “physically relocate four historic buildings” on Mount Vernon Square site (Capital Business)

Harry Jaffe was against change before he was for it (Examiner, Housing Complex)

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DDOE inspectors took bribes to cover up asbestos violations, prosecutors say (Post)

Georgetown Park mall could close for renovation in less than two weeks — too soon or already overdue? (Dish)

Tanning salons: Now regulated (DCist)

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