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9/11 survivor recalls the horror

By Carlos E. Medina Ocala Star Banner Valecia Parker was sitting in her cubicle in the Pentagon 13 years ago when she thought an earthquake had hit. That was the last thing she remembers from the day American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Her memories don’t start again […]

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Pace of Zadroga law 9/11 awards improving, officials say

 Joseph Pironti worked three months of 12-hour days at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. Now he's suffering from chronic lympocytic leukemia. (Credit: Chuck Fadely)

By Ridgely Ochs New York Newsday The pace of awards made from the $2.775 billion September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has picked up, but with the 13th anniversary of the attacks Thursday, 44 percent of claims cannot be decided because of missing information, according to a report released Tuesday. As of Monday, 16,449 responders and […]

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40 names added to Nesconset 9/11 Memorial Wall

News 12 Long Island Hundreds gathered in Nesconset Saturday morning to honor 40 fallen first responders whose names were added to the 9/11 Memorial Wall. All of the honorees died from illnesses contracted at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks. “They made a big sacrifice for all of us,” said Dorothy […]

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