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The Psychology of 9/11, Ten Years Later

Immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks, many first responders and other victims received psychological care. Ira Flatow and guests look at the psychological effects of 9/11, and what researchers have learned since then about caring for victims of psychological trauma.
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Former Attorney General Recalls Sept. 11

In 2001, Alberto Gonzales was serving as White House Counsel to then President George W. Bush. He later stepped into the role of attorney general. He became a controversial figure for defending The Patriot Act and policies on questioning and detaining terror suspects. Gonzales looks back on Sept. 11 and its aftermath with host Michel Martin.
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Alberto Gonzales Defends 'War On Terror' Phrase

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with the former attorney general. He discusses the Bush Administration's decision to use military tribunals — rather than civil courts — to try terror suspects, and how he overcame his initial skepticism about the phrase "war on terror." Gonzales also shares his views of how America has changed since Sept. 11.
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Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq

First opened in the 1930s by New England Jesuits, Baghdad College became the Iraqi capital's premier high school. It also symbolizes an era when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education, says journalist Anthony Shadid.

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