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Class of 2020: Battle-scarred and resilient amid new crises


On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a young woman in Texas -- as yet unaware of the horrors unfolding half a country away -- learns that she is pregnant. She emerges from her doctor's office to a shocking new reality. "What kind of world will this be for my child?" she wonders.

Two days later, another woman whose husband perished when terror hit New York City's Twin Towers finds that she, too, is carrying a new life. Her son is born the following May; he screams for months. Did the death of his father affect him, she fears, even inside her belly?

Those two babies are now 18-year-old men, grad...

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