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Harvard students watching 9/11 unfold.

The day of

Former students recall the confusion and fear of 9/11, the desire to do something, and the sense that everything would be different now

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Samia Omar.

Born to take on Islamophobia

Muslim Americans who endured post-9/11 bias see solutions in education, political involvement

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People running from World Trade Center.

New York minute

She opened her notebook, ready for a day of high fashion. Then, mayhem.

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U.S. Air Force withdrawal.

Hard lessons from 9/11

Professors detail how it reshaped homeland security, foreign policy, study and treatment of PTSD, and crisis planning and management

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Kabul airport with soldiers and Afghans.

For her, Afghanistan is personal

The Belfer Center’s Lauren Zabierek, who deployed three times and lost her brother to the conflict, reacts to Taliban takeover, humanitarian crisis

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Joan Ullyot.

The woman who kept running

Athletes everywhere followed in the footsteps of author and Harvard Medical School grad Joan Ullyot

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Cigarette, tobacco and pills.

Learning the hard way

Allan Brandt, history of science scholar and ‘Cigarette Century’ author, says opioid negotiators should heed lessons from tobacco settlement

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President Biden at press conference.

How far can Biden go?

Obama-era White House counsel looks beyond vaccination mandate to possible follow-up orders, litigation

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