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Cardinal Tobin Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Newark NJ, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by honoring those who died and consoling the loved ones they left behind during a special Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on September 8.

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Bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia heads to Obama’s desk

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The House approved legislation Friday by voice vote that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, CBS News has confirmed.

In May, the Senate passed the measure, which was sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York.

The White House has expressed opposition to the bill. Speaking to CBS News’ Charlie Rose in April, President Obama warned that the bill could have consequences that would, for example, allow people in other countries to sue the U.S.

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UPDATE : Credible Source on 9-11 Muslim Celebrations: FBI

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Jersey City 9/11 Celebration Report CBS

UPDATE: NYC Police Commissioner Confirms Trump’s Claims

I was in charge in N.J. on 9/11 and Trump’s claims never happened

From my vantage point at New Jersey’s Command Center in Liberty State Park, I looked directly across the Hudson and saw the 22-story-high flames and the black and white smoke billowing from where the World Trade Center had collapsed. John Farmer Jr., Star-Ledger Read more

One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump’s claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible.

Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI’s office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward.  He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity.

Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim’s celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon.  The calls were logged, reports were made and there were “stacks and stacks” of them, he said.

Burkett says somebody in the office began labeling them “Happy Muslim Calls.”  Most of the calls he said were deemed unimportant and the agency didn’t see fit to initiate investigations.