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Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year

WASHINGTON — The post-9/11 state of national emergency — declared by President George W. Bush three days after the 2001 terrorist attacks — will continue through the end of the Obama presidency. President Obama has extended Bush’s Proclamation 7463 for the 16th consecutive year, giving him broad powers over the organization of the military for at least another year. Among them: the ability to call up the …