Videos of the Day: Trump Honors Band of Brave Patriots in Shanksville on 9/11

September 11, 2018 Updated: September 11, 2018

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President Donald Trump paid tribute on Sept. 11, to the “band of brave patriots” aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in a Pennsylvania field 17 years ago, praising the passengers and crew members who sent the message that the nation would “never, ever submit to tyranny.”

The president and First Lady Melania joined an observance at the Sept. 11 memorial in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where one of the jetliners crashed to the ground after 40 passengers and crew members realized hijackers had taken control and tried to storm the cockpit.

Calling it “the moment when America fought back,” Trump said the fallen “took control of their destiny and changed the course of history.”

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People Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.

Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers, and others began to arrive at the anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2018.

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More Than 1 Million Under Evacuation as Hurricane Florence Nears Carolinas

Florence, the most powerful storm to menace the U.S. mainland this year, intensified into a Category 4 hurricane as it howled closer to the Carolinas on Sept. 10, prompting evacuations of more than 1 million people to higher ground.

Packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, the storm was due to gain even greater strength before making landfall early on Sept. 13, bringing heavy rains with the potential to unleash widespread, severe flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.

“Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday,” the NHC said in a bulletin.

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Bodycam Video Shows Officer Shooting Man Trying to Grab Gun

Police in Lufkin, Texas, released body camera footage showing a man allegedly trying to grab an officer’s gun before another officer opens fire.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Todd Sturgis, had felony warrants out for his arrest in Lufkin and Tarrant County. The shooting took place at 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.

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