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Recovery: U.S. remembers one month later

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New York is pondering the future of the World Trade Center site as it clears the rubble.  


Bagpipes rang over the jumbled concrete and mangled steel remains of the World Trade Center Thursday as hundreds of New York recovery workers gathered for a memorial service one month after deadly terrorist attacks brought down the symbol of U.S. prosperity.

A moment of silence preceded the service, led by New York Fire Department Chaplain Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Police Chaplain Msgr. David Cassato with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (Full story)


The New York service was the first of two high-profile memorials held Thursday. Later in the morning, President Bush delivered keynote remarks at a service at the Pentagon. (Full story)

Authorities at the nation's Capitol building are considering bringing in military troops to supplement U.S. Capitol police officers and enhance security.

According to Capitol Police spokesman Lt. Dan Nichols, the troops would be used to relieve officers now working extremely long hours. It would also allow the force to pull some officers off their normal posts and send them to "specialized training" related to enhanced security efforts. (Full story)

Vice President Dick Cheney appeared with the president as he announced the first strikes on Afghanistan on Sunday. Moments later, security personnel whisked away Cheney, and he hasn't returned to the White House since.

His notable absence is part of the "continuation of government protocols" -- which sometimes includes keeping the president and vice president at separate locations. The tactic speaks volumes about the extraordinary security precautions that were implemented in the month since the September 11 attacks. (Full story)

The next space shuttle mission will honor victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States.

Nearly 6,000 U.S. flags will be carried into space by shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member crew, said NASA administrator Daniel Goldin. (Full story)

Around the country, peace activists are scrawling slogans and taking to the streets to protest the U.S. attacks in Afghanistan.

But they are striking a gentler, less confrontational tone than in the past, searching for tactics better adapted to the political terrain transformed by the terrorist attacks on the American homeland. They have been avoiding civil disobedience and other confrontation.

A month after the World Trade Center attacks, hundreds of people are still suffering, even as much of the city has resumed its regular bustle.

They are among more than 4,000 displaced residents of Gateway Plaza, a section of the high-end rental community of Battery Park City that remains uninhabitable.

A batch of encouraging profit reports sparked a rally on Wall Street Thursday that sent two major U.S. stock market indexes above pre-terrorist attack levels.(Full story)

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What will be the long-range impact on the global airline industry? Click here for more

Are security breaches common at U.S. airports? What is the government doing to improve airport safety? Click here for more

How is Congress helping out in the recovery process? Click here for more

Are children able to grasp the severity of the September 11 attacks? How are they coping?

Will firefighters take greater precautions in rushing into burning buildings in the aftermath of the attacks?

How long will it take to reopen the damaged section of the Pentagon? At what cost? Click here for more

What will happen to the World Trade Center site? Click here for more

What measures will be taken to try to prevent a recurrence of such attacks? Click here for more


George W. Bush: U.S. president

Laura Bush: First lady of the United States, she has become more visible since the terrorist attacks, making public appearances urging parents and teachers to help reassure children that everything is being done to try to keep them safe. Click here for more

Tom Ridge: Director of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, a new Cabinet-level position Click here for more

Richard Clarke: Head of efforts to safeguard information systems for the Office of Homeland Security Click here for more

Wayne Downing: Retired Army general tapped as deputy national security adviser Click here for more

Joe Albaugh:The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Click here for more

Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of New York Click here for more

Paul O'Neill: Treasury secretary

Norman Y. Mineta:Transportation secretary

Jane Garvey: FAA administrator


The latest figures provided by federal and local officials give the following totals for the number of people dead or missing from the September 11 attacks.

WORLD TRADE CENTER: 4,815 reported missing to the New York Police Department, including the 157 people on the two hijacked planes; 417 confirmed dead, 366 bodies identified

PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 dead or missing

PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane


The events of September 11 exposed the vulnerability of the world's greatest superpower, presenting the United States with the challenge of recovering emotionally and physically.

Several industries -- particularly the airline industry and the insurance industry -- have been hit hard by the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and their progress will be watched closely as a guide to the overall U.S. economic and psychological recovery.


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