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2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

By Susan Edelman New York Post More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health […]

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IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds

By Dan Friedman New York Daily News Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed months after the attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable. That means thousands of cops, […]

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NYC Firefighters Raise Money for Vets on RAGBRAI

Some of the FDNY riders. Photo WCF Courier

By MacKenzie Elmer WCF Courier A group of 75 New York City firefighters rode RAGBRAI (Register’s annual Great Bicycle Ride across Iowa) this week to honor the fallen during 9/11 and raise money for disabled veterans. The figure in their team name, FDNY 343 RIDE, represents the number of firefighters who died the day the […]

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