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Nation in brief

Memorial chosen to honor those killed on 9/11 flight

By wire services
Published September 8, 2005

WASHINGTON - The heroic struggle by airline passengers who thwarted a terror attack on the nation's capital on Sept. 11, 2001, will be commemorated in a 2,000-acre memorial site that includes a chapel with metallic wind chimes.

The "Crescent of Embrace" memorial was chosen Wednesday to honor the 40 passengers and crew who died after their plane was hijacked and crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

The chapel will stand at the entryway to the park in Shanksville, Pa.

Regulators considering inhaled insulin option

WASHINGTON - A government advisory panel is set to consider the first insulin that can be inhaled rather than injected, a novel approach to keeping diabetics' blood sugar under control without needles.

The insulin, called Exubera, is pitched as a significant improvement in the quality of life for diabetics.

The FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee will meet today in suburban Washington to consider whether to recommend the drug to government regulators for approval.

[Last modified September 8, 2005, 01:49:23]

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