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U.S. Air Force Honors FDNY Hero

FDNY The U.S. Air Force presented the FDNY and family of Chief of Department Peter Ganci, who was killed on September 11, with memorabilia from the Transit Center at Manas in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, informally named Ganci Air Base, on Apr. 3 at the FDNY Fire Academy. ‚ÄúThis is a truly special ceremony and it speaks […]

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Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

By Phil Hirschkorn Huffington Post During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith in Manhattan federal court that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. They sat in the second row just twenty feet behind the defendant. “This man is evil from his head down to his toes,” said Rosemary […]

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Terrorism victims win right to seize $500M Midtown office tower linked to Iran after long legal battle

Family members of vicitms of the September 11 terrorist attacks: (from left) Ellen Saracini, whose husband Victor was the captain of United Airlines Flight 175; Tara Bane, whose husband died at the World Trade Center; Fiona Havlish, whose husband, Don, worked on the 101st floor of the south tower; and Sara Mulligan, wife of a New York firefighter. Lawrence Jackson/AP

By Daniel Beekman New York Daily News Terrorism victims are celebrating a concrete victory in their decades-long quest to hold Iran accountable for its role in the 9/11 attacks and other horrific incidents. They won the right last week to seize a $500 million Midtown office tower linked to Iran and are near a deal […]

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