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Islamic State suspected after suicide bombers kill 42 at Istanbul airport

A triple suicide bombing and gun attack has murdered 42 people and injured 239 at  Ataturk Airport in Istanbul report Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk for Reuters. 109 of the 239 people hospitalized have been released from hospital. The bombers fired outside on Tuesday night, then two of them entered the airport and detonated the bombs.

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FDNY firefighter tracks down Kansas man who left his Purple Heart at firehouse because he was inspired by City’s recovery from 9/11

In 2012, firefighters at Engine 54, Ladder 4 in Midtown found a Purple Heart at their 9/11 memorial. None of them saw the medal’s owner leave it. Now, thanks to Purple Hearts Reunited, the firefighters have a chance to thank Charles Wayne (C.W.) O’Brien in person. O’Brien was awarded a Purple Heart after a roadside bomb struck […]

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The Tribute Center, an ‘interim destination’ for remembering 9/11, will get a bigger space

David W. Dunlap of the New York Times writes that the Tribute Center  is to move into a new space, at 88 Greenwich Street, where it will occupy 35,000 square feet, almost three times as much as it has now. The lease runs 36 years. The new center will open next spring.

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