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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 | Updated 1:23 a.m. EDT
World Trade Center Leveled, Pentagon Hit in Terrorist Acts
Hijackers unleashed an astonishing air assault on America’s military and financial power centers, killing hundreds and possibly thousands.
Inferno Engulfs New York City
N.Y. Deaths Likely in Thousands
Nation Shuts Down on Darkest Day
Plotters Found Flaw in U.S. Defense
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Bin Laden Link Probed
U.S. has strong evidence that attacks are connected to the Saudi fugitive.
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Washington Region Scarred
Frantic Calls From Plane
Passengers on jet that hit Pentagon told relatives they were about to die.
Post-Attack Scene at Pentagon
Bodies Pulled From Pentagon
Attack Transcends Security Efforts
A Loud Boom, Then Flames
At Schools, History in the Making
Open, Closed, Available Tomorrow
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The Next Steps
Military on Highest Alert
Warships are deployed along coasts, air interceptors cruise the skies.
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Bush's Biggest Challenge
The president faces a leadership test few of his predecessors have known.
Republicans: Attacks Acts of War
Security Plan Focused on Overseas
Experts Long Warned of Lax Security
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Economic Effect
Economy Could Suffer
Financial analysts say terrorism fears could send the nation into recession.
Wall St. Halts; Global Markets Reel

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Photo Galleries: N.Y., D.C., Reaction
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Reaction
Public Willing to Risk War
More than 90% back military action, a Post-ABC poll finds. Poll Data
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A New Day of Infamy
In a massive jolt, Americans know they've lost a certain innocence.
washingtonpost.com Readers React
Around the World, Shock, Sadness
On TV, Unimaginable Story Unfolds
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Post Editorials
America Must Respond
If attack originated abroad, it's an act of war. It must be treated as such.
Editorial: Washington's Response
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Opinion
Henry Kissinger: Destroy the Network
Jim Hoagland: U.S. Was Unprepared
George Will: Paradox of Terrorism
Robert Kagan: Declaration of War
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Readers Respond
Reactions from across D.C. area, the country and the world.
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Reporter's Query
How were you affected by today's events? E-mail your story and please include your name and phone number. spacer



Important Numbers
The Airlines:
American: 1-800-245-0999
United: 1-800-932-8555
Pentagon:
1-877-663-6772
Transit:
Metro: (202) 637-1328
VRE: 1-800-RIDE VRE
Amtrak: 1-800-USA-RAIL
MARC: www.mtamaryland.com
To donate blood:
In D.C.: 202-877-5250
Red Cross: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
NIH: 301-496-1048
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