Override of Obama veto just first hurdle in 9/11 families’ pursuit of Saudi Arabia

The Senate voted Wednesday 97-1 and the House 348-77 to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But that is only the beginning of what will be an exceedingly complicated legal strategy to prove that the Arab country, from which 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers came, bears responsibility for what took place.

Trump fails the first test

Donald Trump was bombastic at the beginning of his first debate with Hillary Clinton, but the former secretary of state by the end had worn him down with substance and steadiness.

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Kaia Kater at IBMA's Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity

Kaia Kater performs at Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity at The Pour House as part of the the Bluegrass Wander in downtown Raleigh, Tuesday night, Sept. 28, 2016.
Photo by Jill Knight, Video by Scott Sharpe newsobserver.com
Kaia Kater at IBMA's Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity 4:46

Kaia Kater at IBMA's Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity

Uma and Giri Peters wow the crowd at IBMA's Shout and Shine Celebration of Diversity 0:53

Uma and Giri Peters wow the crowd at IBMA's Shout and Shine Celebration of Diversity

Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of 2:06

Sir Walter gets his banjo on in 2 minutes...sort of

Kansas builds $12 million luxury dorm for basketball players 3:51

Kansas builds $12 million luxury dorm for basketball players