How A Bridgeport, Conn. Man Wound Up In 9/11 Interrogations

Many Muslims feared they would be targeted by authorities following the 9/11 attacks, and it happened in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A Jordanian man named Eyad Mastafa Al-Rababah was living there when he recognized pictures of the alleged hijackers in the news. He went to the local FBI office. “He was very deeply alarmed because he realized…

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With Surge In New Boaters, Some Worry About Safety On The Seas

In a normal year, drivers passing 3A Marine in Hingham would see a parking lot filled with boats: brand new fishing boats, center consoles and cabin cruisers. But this past year has been anything but normal. All 3A Marine has left is one solitary used boat. Call it another side effect of the pandemic. More…

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Cruel and Unusual? How Prison Food Is Improving At One Maine Facility

A person sentenced to prison in the U.S. serves an average sentence of three years. That’s more than 3,000 meals they’ll be served behind bars, which could be considered part of the punishment. According to a recent report from the advocacy group, Impact Justice, prison meals are typically overly processed — high in sodium, sugar,…

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Newly Digitized Photo Album Shows 9/11 Attacks From Rarely Seen Perspective

A Connecticut teenager found a forgotten piece of history in a family album — photos of the September 11 attacks taken by a relative from a high-rise apartment in the Financial District. Liam Enea is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut. He says his grandmother recently passed away. And before she died, she gave…

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For These Local 20-Year-Olds, There Was Never A ‘Before 9/11’

The young adults born in 2001 are too young to remember the 9/11 attacks or their immediate aftermath first hand. But it’s still an event that has shaped nearly every aspect of their lives. “I’ve never known a world without terrorism or a war on terror,” said Emily Childs, a Tufts University student from Somerville…

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‘The Ripple Effects’: Growing Up In Pakistan On 9/11

I’m Sam Nelis and I live in Winooski, Vermont. On September 11, I was in seventh grade. And at the time, I was living in Islamabad, Pakistan, with my family. My dad’s originally from Belgium, my mom’s originally from Montreal, and they’re international teachers. So they were teaching at an international English-speaking school in Pakistan.…

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