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Chicago grieves 9/11 on 20th anniversary: ‘A wound that will never fully disappear’

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In total, the four plane crashes at the twin towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killed nearly 3,000 people and redefined the landscape of America for the next two decades, including the yearslong military occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The latter of those conflicts ended last month in a hasty withdrawal, marred by a terrorist suicide bombing that killed 13 Americans and 169 Afghans.

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