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9/11 Mom with ‘Unfortunate Knowledge’ Counseled Survivors

By Matt Stout Boston Herald Less than a day after the bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon finish line last year, Christie Coombs got the first call. For many, the Abington mother is the face of scores of resilient families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. And she has “unfortunate […]

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Four more cancers added to list covered under Zadroga Act

By Ridgely Ochs New York Newsday Four more cancers were formally, and finally, added to the list of those covered under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Monday. On Feb. 18 the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, […]

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USS Somerset Arrives at its New Home Port, San Diego

USS Somerset. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

CNS SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The third of three Navy ships named in connection with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is scheduled to arrive at its San Diego home port Monday. The 684-foot amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset, the ninth vessel of its class, was commissioned March 1 in Philadelphia before an estimated […]

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