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Daughter of FDNY Lieutenant killed in 9/11 attacks surprised by dream college during speech

Daniella Giammona, who lost her father, FDNY Lieutenant Vincent Giammona, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was speaking at the annual gala for Answer the Call, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund, when she discovered she was accepted to her top-choice college, reported Inside Edition. A representative from Quinnipiac University told […]

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Fear of an imminent terrorist attack runs deep around the world, reports new poll

A new poll of people from eight countries around the world finds that the fear of an imminent terrorist attack is a top concern of all people, most of whom expect extremist groups to acquire weapons of mass destruction, reports Carol Morello in the Washington Post. The poll was commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies […]

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A threat to the food system – bioterrorism

“Fourteen years ago, U.S. Navy SEALs found a list of pathogens and a schematic in an Afghanistan cave that al-Qaida planned to use to produce bioweapons. In addition to six human pathogens, ten pathogens targeted food, six targeted livestock and poultry, and four targeted crops. Clearly, al-Qaida was considering agroterrorism,” write Tom Daschle and Richard B. Myers in U.S. News […]

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