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Stuck in the North Tower on 9/11, he now offers thanks to God for a prayer unanswered

Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger, left, retired New York Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto and Omaha acting Assistant Fire Chief Dan Olsen.

By Michael Kelly Omaha World-Herald On 9/11, as the North Tower of the World Trade Center began to fall, a firefighter descending a stairwell prayed, “Please, God, make it quick.” With the world watching, the 110-story office tower did fall quickly — in eight incredibly loud and chaotic seconds. What Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto had […]

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New York Firefighters Biking 1,400 Miles in Support of Navy SEALs & Military

WRIC TV RICHMOND, VA  – A group of New York Firefighters from Engine 9 Ladder 6 are in Richmond Saturday night as part of their 18-day ride to Florida. It’s day 4 of their 1,400 mile bike ride from to Ft. Pierce, Florida. “I feel tight, I feel sore, but I feel happy that we […]

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Boston bombing survivor dances again

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since she lost a leg in the Boston Marathon attack. (Twitter/TED)

By Gabrielle Levy UPI Adrianne Haslet-Davis hasn’t danced in public since the Boston Marathon bombings almost a year ago cost her the lower part of her left leg. But Haslet-Davis, a professional dancer, took the stage at the TED conference in Vancouver Wednesday and danced the rumba. Haslet-Davis wore a prosthetic limb specially designed for […]

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