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Trump pays tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes in Shanksville: ‘When America fought back’ (FOX NEWS)

President Trump, at a hushed ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., paid “solemn tribute” to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who “stood up and defied the enemy” 17 years ago.

The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the hallowed site Tuesday to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. They spoke after a new memorial to the victims was dedicated over the weekend.

“On September 11, 2001, a band of brave patriots turned the tide on our nation’s enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes,” the president said. “At this memorial, on this sacred earth, in the field beyond this wall, and in the skies above our heads, we remember the moment when America fought back.” [Read More]


White House lawyers are actively reviewing controversial FBI and Department of Justice documents relating to the 2016 presidential campaign for possible declassification, multiple sources with knowledge tell The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The review process is being led by Emmet Flood of the White House Counsel’s office at the urging of an insistent president, two sources with knowledge of the process told TheDCNF. A source close to the president noted that Flood and his colleagues within the counsel’s office are generally opposed to declassification, out of the concern for the precedent it would set as well as any unintended consequences of making the information public.

Sources cautioned that declassification could occur as soon as this week, though the uncertainty reflects the nature of the review process itself. [Read More]

Trump: Everyone in the path of Hurricane Florence should ‘get out’ (CNBC)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he anticipates that Hurricane Florence will be one of the worst storms in decades, and said everybody should “get out” if they are in the path of the storm.

The president also defended his administration’s response last year to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico, calling it “incredibly successful.”

“Puerto Rico was actually our toughest one of all, because it’s an island, so you can’t truck things onto it, everything’s by boat,” Trump told reporters. “It was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” [Read More]

I’m A New Yorker. Here’s How I Teach My Son About 9/11 (The Federalist)

It happens every year around this time. I emerge from the subway, leave a play, or walk out into my backyard, and there it is again: Two piercing blue lights racing razor-straight into the dark skies. It’s jarring, in a somber and soft kind of way, I can feel it in my whole body.

A few years ago, something new happened when I saw that ghostly tribute to the Twin Towers. My son asked, “Dad, what’s that?” [Read More]

Scarborough: Trump A ‘Far Graver Threat to the Idea of America’ Than 9/11 Attack (Mediaite)

9/11 is always a somber day for reflection, especially for those in New York on that fateful day, and on this tough day Joe Scarborough penned a column for the Washington Post in which the former GOP congressman turned cable news host took an unsparing view of America’s international image and pointed a harsh finger at President Donald Trump.

The column is best summed up by its headline “Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could” and walks through a series of foreign diplomacy missteps made by past presidential administrations before sticking the landing: [Read More]

MCPS To Consider Allowing Excused Absences for Civic Activism (Bethesda Magazine)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is considering allowing county high school students to be excused up to three times per year to participate in “civic engagement activities.”

To be excused, a student would have to present the school with written permission from a parent and the organization sponsoring the event that a student wants to attend. The principal of the school that a student attends would also have to give permission, according to the proposed policy. [Read More]

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