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Cancer among 9/11 workers sparks political storm

“Never forget!” was the motto of the first responders who rushed to the burning World Trade Center on 9/11, but 10 years on some say they have been abandoned by their country to fight cancer and mounting medical bills. Once hailed as heroes, thousands now say they have fallen victim…

Emergency responder network unlikely by 10th anniversary of 9/11

After the national tragedy of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., lawmakers vowed that through broadband reform, a first-responders priority network would be established. Reform being, of course, no small task, instant gratification was neither expected nor required. September 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary of the attacks,…

Twin Towers replacement ‘vast improvement’

NEW YORK — The gleaming World Trade Center rising from Ground Zero in New York will be more sophisticated and impressive than the destroyed Twin Towers it replaces, project leaders said Thursday. “When the buildings are built we will look back at them and say these are a vast improvement…

US donations to Japan near $150 million

WASHINGTON – US relief groups said Tuesday that Americans have donated close to $150 million to support Japan after its devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The American Red Cross said it has raised $120.5 million. It said it gave $10 million initially to the Japanese Red Cross and would…

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