Ten years after one of the most devastating days in U.S. history, the nation paid its respect to the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11. Bill Clinton delivered a stirring speech, Paul Simon performed a "heartbreaking" version of "The Sound of Silence," and a new memorial at Ground Zero opened to the public. But what's the lasting legacy of 9/11 — conservative exploitation, foreign policy failures, or a stronger America?
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