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EMT remembers 9/11 and losing father to the attacks

Brian Smith, photo by Patrick Kane

By Leah Small FORT LEE – When Brian Smith alerted dispatch on September 11, 2001, that he and others of Battalion 31, Fire Department City of New York, were ready for duty, he didn’t know that to expect or that he would lose his father. Smith, who served as an emergency medical technician for […]

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Transcript & video of March 11, 2014 press conference on HRes 428

For a transcript of the March 11, 2014 Capitol Hill press conference on HRes 428, please click here. To watch a video of the press conference, please click here. HRes 428 calls on the President to declassify the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry report that details the foreign sponsorship of the terrorist attacks of September […]

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A call to declassify key portion of 9/11 report

Veronica Carver, center, hugs Alice Hoagland, both of whom lost a family member in the September 2001 terrorist attacks, after a press conference on U.S. House bill H.R. 428 in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

By Chris Mondics Philadelphia Inquirer WASHINGTON – Family members and victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks joined three members of Congress on Wednesday in calling on the Obama administration to declassify portions of a congressional investigation that addresses allegations of possible Saudi Arabian government support of the hijackers. The report, released by a […]

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