Swedish deputy PM calls 9/11 an ‘accident’

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister, Åsa Romson, called the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 “accidents”.

She later stated “Let there be no doubt: the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11 2001 were one of the most vile acts of terror and disastrous violations of the open, free and democratic society in modern history,” she said. “The tragedy for the world and the families of the almost 3,000 human beings who perished as a result of the attack cannot be overstated.”

Romson said she used the word “accidents” in reference to the integration of Muslims into Swedish society after the attacks, wrote David K. Li int the NY Post.

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Oklahoma City bombing anniversary coverage

KFOR News reports on the ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The bomb destroyed much of the nine-story building and killed 168 people, 19 of whom were children from the building’s daycare center.

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How the Boston Marathon is using security technology

Anita Balakrishnan of CNBC writes about the high-tech security systems used to keep runners and spectators safe at this year’s Boston Marathon

For three years, a system called Esri does real-time tracking of the race by showing real-time movement of runners, traffic and weather on a huge map of the entire course. As many as 200 people are monitoring conditions at all times, sharing data as needed with local and federal authorities.

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