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Divided, bruised US marks 9/11’s 20th anniversary

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New York (AFP) – Americans mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday with troops finally gone from Afghanistan, but national discord — and for President Joe Biden, political peril — are overshadowing any sense of closure. A whole generation has grown up since the morning of September 11, 2001. In the interim, Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden has been hunted down and killed. A towering new sky scraper has risen over Manhattan, replacing the Twin Towers. And less than two weeks ago, the last US soldiers flew from Kabul airport, ending the so-called “forever war.” Yet 9/11 never fully went …

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