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Drone attacks on an oil field in Saudi Arabia sparked fears of gas stations running dry and long lines similar to the gas shortages in America 4 decades ago.

According to published reports, multiple drones bombed an oil field in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

In response to the attacks, Saudi Arabia shut down half of its oil production - a move that could cause massive outages at gas stations in America.

Saudi defenses were unable to stop the wave of remote-controlled drones that dropped bombs on the oil fields, threatening the global crude oil supply.

Experts say the Saudis should've been prepared for such an attack in this day and age.

"Flying a drone, that puts a new spin on things," security consultant Jeffrey Price told Yahoo News in an email. "It enables attacks that previously weren't able to be conducted with that level of stealth and detachment from the attacker."

"The bottom line is that we are likely to see many more of these sorts of attacks, and in particular, coordinated attacks on multiple targets are likely, possibly in tandem with a cyber attack component," said Milena Rodban, an independent risk consultant, in an email to Yahoo News.

Longer lines than usual formed at gas stations in Atlanta over the weekend, as wary older travelers recalled the nationwide gasoline shortage that crippled major cities and caused civil unrest in the 1970s.

Question: Did you fill up your gas tank this weekend?

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Every September 11, Americans pause to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in D.C.

The World Trade Center's falling people symbolized the horror of the day for writer Tom Junod who was convinced that America should know their names.

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Junod undertook the mission of identifying the fallen Americans -- the forgotten 9/11 victims that no one wants to talk about.

"I felt that the idea of people jumping. I felt that the falling man had been sort of pushed to the side," Junod said in a 2006 documentary titled 9/11: The Falling Man.

"There is an element of exclusion; that he died improperly. That we want to remember this day for its heroism. And whether we think of the jumpers as heroic or not, they should not be excluded from the consecrated ground of American soil because they died in a way that made us uncomfortable."

Junod was surprised that no one came forward to claim the fallen man as one of their own family members.

When the photo of the falling man was published in newspapers on September 12, Americans vented their outrage against the photo editors for selecting that particular image to embody the horrific events of 9/11.

The photo editors withheld the series of images of the falling man tumbling and flailing desperately at the sky. Instead, they chose the one photo that made the falling man appear peaceful, composed, and willingly accepting his fate as if he had decided to check out with dignity.

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Jonathan Eric Briley, 43, was a sound engineer for the Windows On the World restaurant in the North tower -- the first tower to be hit by a hijacked plane that day.

According to Windows On the World head Chef Michael Lamonica who analyzed AP photographer Richard Drew's photos, Jonathan fit the body type, size and complexion of the iconic falling man in the photos.

Lamonica described Jonathan as a "hard working, dedicated, good guy with a great sense of humor."

Jonathan's sister Gwendolyn, who was Jonathan's closest sibling, said she never thought the unfortunate figure in the photo was her brother. "I thought of him as a man that just took his life in his hand for just that second," she said.

Still in denial, Gwendolyn identified the clothing that the man wore in the photo as items her brother owned. But she stopped short of confirming it was him.

"I hope we're not trying to figure out who he is, and more, figure out who we are through watching."

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Richard Pecorella was a family member who did come forward to identify one of the fallen: his wife Karen.

Mr. Pecorella said that when the media began posting images online of the jumpers, he searched and searched through the grainy photos until he found her.

For Mr. Pecorella it became an obsession to identify his wife among the condemned souls clinging to the windows of the burning towers.

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"It had to be so intense up there and there was no other way out," he said. "It was either burn alive or go quickly. I envision that it had to be the towering inferno... Do you suffocate to death or do you jump? I think it was brave to do that."

He added: "I know it's her because, the clothes and the shape. I would know her from the shadow. She had a blue sweater top on, sleeveless, and cream color pants.

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"It wasn't painful for me. It really wasn't," he recalled of his search for Karen. "I finally have something I can hold onto. This is where she was, and this is how she died -- she jumped. She didn't burn up. She didn't become dust."

"Nothing was more painful than losing her," he said. "But not knowing how I lost her was even more painful. So now that I believe that that's what took place, it's easier for me to talk about it. And if she jumped, she jumped."

Texas bombings

A fifth explosion rocked Texas overnight at a FedEx facility in Schertz, about 65 miles from Austin. The latest explosion comes one day after two men were injured by a 4th bomb triggered by a tripwire. Texans are terrified and afraid to leave their homes in the wake of the bombings.

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NYC Pipe Bomber

A 27-year-old Bangladeshi national is being held on a prison ward at NY's Bellevue hospital after he was wounded when his crude homemade pipe bomb partially detonated in a midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning.

No train commuters or innocent bystanders were injured in the failed bombing. The attack comes months after ISIS issued a postcard-style warning of an impending terror attack in New York City around Christmas.

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Stephen Paddock

The Las Vegas gunman stayed free-of-charge in 2 luxurious adjoining hotel suites because he was a high-stakes gambler who spent up to $100,000 an hour in the hotel's casino.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino comped 2 rooms for Stephen Paddock, 64, who killed 58 people and injured 489 at a country music festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.

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James Fields

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia arrested the man who drove his car into a crowd of an anti-fascist protestors at a white supremacist rally near Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed.

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R&B crooner Usher Raymond was noticeably missing from the One Love Manchester benefit concert in Manchester, England on Sunday.

The 38-year-old father-of-2 wisely skipped the concert after 7 people were killed and 48 injured during coordinated terrorist attacks in London, England on Saturday.

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7 people died and at least 45 were injured during a coordinated terror attack in London, England Saturday night. The terror attacks began at 10 p.m. London time (5 p.m. EST) when 3 men in a white van driving in a 'S shape' pattern at 50mph mowed down 20 pedestrians on the London Bridge.

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Wendy Williams

An emotional Wendy Williams paid tribute to Martyn Hett, a 29-year-old public relations manager who died in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22.

She said Hett saved for 2 years to attend a taping of her show during his whirlwind 10-city tour of the United States. He was set to leave on his dream trip just 3 days after the Ariana concert.

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President Obama

President Barack Obama received a smattering of applause at his final national security speech held in Tampa, Florida.

Roughly half the audience clapped when Obama made the false claim that no terrorist organization has executed an attack on American soil while he was president.

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Seattle mall shooter

A manhunt is underway in Washington state for a suspect who shot and killed 5 people at a shopping mall north of Seattle on Friday.

Police say a "Hispanic male" appeared to enter the Cascade Mall without a rifle just before 7 p.m. Friday.

The man was later seen on surveillance footage carrying a rifle as he entered the Macy's store.

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Dallas police shooting

At least 2 heavily armed snipers shot and killed 5 Dallas police officers and wounded 6 more at a peaceful rally in downtown Dallas, TX on Thursday.

4 Dallas police officers and 1 DART officer were killed in another terrorist attack that shocked the nation.

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Brussels suspects

A screenshot taken from surveillance footage inside the Brussels airport shows suspected terrorists pushing luggage carts through the departure area before 2 loud explosions rocked the airport.

2 of the unidentified suspects wore suicide belts, black clothing, and each wore one black glove.

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Tashfeen Mailk and Syed Farook

As 14 American families continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones, the Obama administration is accused of tying the hands of Homeland security.

According to a report on conservative blog The Right Scoop, Barack Obama refused to allow officials to "profile" Muslims by checking the social media accounts of foreigners such as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

2 weeks ago, the couple went on a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, CA., killing 14 people and wounding 21.

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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry attacked the NY Times for showing the uncovered face of female terrorist Tashfeen Malik.

Malik, 28, and her husband Syed Farook, 27, gunned down 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, CA on Wednesday. The couple later died in a fierce gun battle with police.

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