5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe
  • A total 85 seedlings of hope from a 9/11 "survivor tree" will be planted on Long Island. The Callery Pear tree that "survived" 9/11 still stands at the memorial in Lower Manhattan and even had its own documentary last year, The Tree That Would Not Be BrokenStudents from the John Bowne High School's agricultural program in Flushing, Queens, have been caring for the seedlings for the last four years. "These trees are now going to sites where firemen were involved in this day," said the school’s assistant principal, Steven Perry. — People
     
  • Today the nation remembers one of its darkest days when 2977 people died in one of the deadliest attacks on American soil. Fourteen years ago, terroists hijacked four passenger planes, crashed two into New York City's World Trade Center, and crashed a third one into the Pentagon outside Washington. The whole world watched on in shock, but now a united and resilient nation looks ahead while remembering the past. — CNN
     
  • A 100-year-old teacher has been working since 1935, and she's "still doing it." Eugenia Bumpass is an educator in central Virginia, where she has taught for over 30 years, since she was 20. Now the Louisa County High School in Mineral, Virginia, is dedicating a library and media center in her name. Before she was a teacher, Bumpass was a student at the same school, at age 5 in 1920. "I've never stopped [teaching]," she said. "I'm still doing it." — ABC News
     
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill looks set to make good on its promise to hire 4000 new employees on its National Career Day. The company, which is set to open between 190 to 205 restaurants this year, pays $10 per hour for entry-level and offers 401(k)s, paid vacation, and tuition reimbursement. About 60,000 people registered online at NationalCareerDay.com, and as many as 40,000 were interviewed. — Money
     
  • Apple's new iOS 9 will let you block ads on your iPhone and iPad, but companies aren't happy about it. Set for release on September 16, a new browser extension on Apple's newer devices can block advertising while browsing the web. Media companies are concerned the new feature will impact their online marketing, but there is a way around it. Apple said the News app within the new operating system will "allow publishers to bypass blockers to serve their own ads or let Apple sell ads and share the revenue." — Bloomberg

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