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Queen Elizabeth II. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

World leaders — from Queen Elizabeth II to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — paid tribute on Saturday to those lost in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.

Why it matters: World leaders honored the almost 3,000 victims lost as well as the bravery and resilience of first responders with ceremonies, tributes and messages.

"Amid the fear, heartbreak, and horror of that day, we saw courage, heroism, and selflessness emerge,"
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

What they're saying: The Queen sent a message to President Joe Biden, who was at a ceremony at Ground Zero Saturday morning, remembering the lives lost.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.
  • "20 years ago we stood in solidarity. In a more dangerous world, North America & Europe must continue to stand together in #NATO, because we are safer together," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
  • "On 9/11 we remember those who lost their lives and honour those who risked everything to help them," said Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
  • "The American people are commemorating 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, an event that we Venezuelans categorically condemn," President Nicolas Maduro tweeted.
  • "Twenty years ago, the world shook with an unprecedented insane act of terrorism. Thousands of people died and humanity understood that terrorism is the worst form of human degradation and corruption," Colombian President Ivan Duque posted on Twitter.

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National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday that the U.S. will work with Europe to ensure that energy supply keeps up with rising demand, according to Politico.

Why it matters: Energy prices have climbed around the world due to extreme weather, rising demand and supply constraints. The costs have impacted the economic recovery from COVID-19.

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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a physician, told me during an "Axios on HBO" interview that he favors cognition tests for aging leaders of all three branches of government.

Why it matters: Wisdom comes with age. But science also shows that we lose something. And much of the world is now run by old people — including President Biden, 78 ... Speaker Pelosi, 81 ...  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, 70 ... and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 79.

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When it comes to Intel's recent manufacturing problems, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger places the blame squarely on his predecessors — many of whom he notes were not engineers deeply steeped in chip technology, as he is.

Why it matters: Gelsinger has announced a broad plan to reinvigorate Intel by doubling down on manufacturing. However, the strategy depends on the venerable semiconductor giant recovering from recent stumbles.