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Commemorations of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Washington and New York were more muted and reflective than past years, with a moment of silence at the White House and a somber reading of the names of the dead at Ground Zero in New York. A roundup of news stories, photos and multimedia related to the anniversary:


White House document: Secy of state at first not told of post-9/11 CIA interrogation methods

White House document: Secy of state at first not told of post-9/11 CIA interrogation methods.


Obama says after 9-11, US ‘tortured some folks’

The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.


Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum, appeals court rules

A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, dismissing a lawsuit brought by atheists.


CIA director under fire from lawmakers after agency’s search of Senate computers

(Carolyn Kaster / AP)

Some call for his resignation after Senate computers searched, but Obama has ‘full confidence’ in him.


Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

(J. Scott Applewhite, File / Associated Press)

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.


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