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Far from Ground Zero, a 9/11 First Kiss

Two-thousand miles from Manhattan, that day tasted like Dr. Pepper and felt like butterflies in the stomach.

It felt cold, but only briefly. The chill caught me off guard. My body temperature soon rose with anxiety and intimidation and fear. "What is happening?"

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I'm Glad We Didn't Have Facebook or Twitter on 9/11

Even with all the good social media has provided since its inception, had it been around on 9/11, it would have been a disaster.

I found out about the 9/11 attacks when my father called, hung up, and redialed five times before I finally woke up and answered. I was in college, and I was hungover.

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Teaching 9/11: A Decade Later, What Do Textbooks Say?

Teachers are taking many different approaches to constructing lesson plans for students who weren't even born in 2001.

For educators, figuring out how to approach such a defining day in American history isn't exactly the easiest task. There isn't much agreement about what to teach, talking about it has the potential to fan the flames of nationalism and anti-Muslim sentiment, and teachers find that while they have vivid memories of what happened 10 years ago, their students often don't. But that doesn't mean teachers should just sweep 9/11 under the rug. With a little leg work, it's possible to talk about it in a meaningful way.

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