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SEPT 11 ANNIVERSARY

NEW YORK — Americans are marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 with solemn tributes, volunteer projects and enhanced memorials, after a year when two attacks within miles of ground zero manifested the enduring, evolving threat of terrorism. Ceremonies take place in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: About 920 words, photos, video.

SEPT 11 ANNIVERSARY-TRUMP

SHANKSVILLE President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would "never, ever submit to tyranny." By Darlene Superville. SENT: About 630 words, photos, video.

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EXCHANGE-CLASS OF 1948

EASTON — With memories of WWII still fresh in their minds in the late 1940's, Palmer Township resident Phil Spaziani said Americans "tried to pull together to make everything better." He believes it was that attitude that helped the Easton High School Class of 1948 maintain friendships that have lasted more than 70 years. Some of those friendships were on display Friday at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, where a group of 31 former Red Rover classmates celebrated their milestone 70th high school reunion. There were 365 in the class. A tightknit group still meets for lunch the first Tuesday of every month. Christina Tatu, The (Allentown) Morning Call.

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FATAL SHOOTINGS — Philadelphia police say two men were killed in separate shootings.

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BBN--PIRATES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — Breakout star Austin Gomber starts for the Cardinals as they continue their three-game series against Pittsburgh. The Pirates send Jameson Taillon to the hill. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CT.

CAR--INDYCAR-SAM SCHMIDT

PORTLAND, Ore. — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines, the roar was relentless and the man had to lean in close and shout in Schmidt's ear to be heard. Thank you, the man said over and over, never expanding upon his gratitude. He tried to shake Schmidt's hand, awkwardly just patted it, thanked him again and backed away. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: About 970 words.

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