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New York City settles with 9/11 heroes for up to $657.5 million

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center. The settlement was announced Thursday…

Liz Cheney: Civil terror trials led to 9/11

Liz Cheney must have forgotten about the presidential daily briefing ignored by Condoleeza Rice and the Bush administration before 9/11, that said Osama bin Laden was determined to strike within the US. The daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney said today on Fox that she believes military tribunals, instead…

Exclusive: How corporations secretly move millions to fund political ads

The Supreme Court’s seismic January ruling that corporations are free to spend unlimited amounts of their profits to advertise for or against candidates may have been the latest shakeup of campaign finance – but gaping holes already allow corporations to spend enormous sums without leaving a paper trail, a Raw…

Cyberattacks against Google may deter US firms from China: official

WASHINGTON — The United States said Thursday that Google’s problems in China with cyberattacks could deter US companies from investing in the Asian economic powerhouse amid rising trade tensions. “Recent events, specifically the well-publicized Google incident, have reminded us of the continued challenges faced by foreign and US companies operating…

After strangling, wife sues ex-Bush attorney for $30 million

Wife fears husband’s ‘past associations’ The wife of a former high-ranked Bush administration lawyer who was charged earlier this month with her attempted murder has brought a civil suit against him for $30 million. As previously reported, John Michael Farren is accused of flying into a rage after his wife…

Right-wing author Morris blames Clinton, US Constitution for 9/11

Right-wing author Dick Morris is quick to attack political opponents’ actions, even when the force of his own logic appears to undermine his argument. Case in point: during a Monday appearance on right-wing host Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Morris tried to blame the Clinton administration for the attacks of…

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