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Tuesday, September 11, 2001
BREAKING NEWS
U.S. Under Siege Authorities execute warrants for bin Laden supporters in Florida
AP: Victims alive in rubble use cell phones to call for help
Reports: At least 800 dead in Pentagon attack
All U.S. airports closed until at least noon Wednesday
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[AP photo]
Emergency personnel gather at the site of the World Trade Center in New York.
In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows today that brought down the twin 110-story towers. A third tower in the same office complex also collapsed shortly after 5 p.m. A firefighters' union in New York said more than 200 firefighters are unaccounted for and may have perished in the tragedy.

A plane also slammed into the Pentagon as the government itself came under attack. Thousands could be dead or injured, a high-ranking New York City police official said. President Bush ordered a full-scale investigation to "hunt down the folks who committed this act." Within the hour, the Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from a plane. The fiery crash collapsed one side of the five-sided structure. The White House, the Pentagon and the Capitol were evacuated along with other federal buildings in Washington and New York. Main story

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People in front of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral react with horror as they look down Fifth Ave toward the World Trade Center towers.

People run from the collapse of World Trade Center Tower.
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