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Schumer: JASTA bill would allow suits against foreign countries for financing terrorism on American soil

Senator Charles Schumer with Terry Strada (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

By Maria Alvarez with Tom Brune New York Newsday A proposed law that would allow families of victims to sue any foreign state found to have financed terrorism on U.S. soil is headed for the Senate Judiciary Committee later this month, officials said. The proposed bill — known as JASTA, or the Justice Against Sponsors […]

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Mets to honor memory of Welles Crowther, credited with saving dozens on 9/11 before death

By Andy Martino, Michael O’Keeffe, and Gary Myers New York Daily News In keeping with their tradition of heartfelt ceremonies on September 11 — the aftermath of which Bobby Valentine’s Mets were deeply involved in — the team will recognize a man who lost his son in the terrorist attacks. When Jeff Crowther takes the mound this September […]

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9/11 widower Charlie Clyne upset over decrease in scholarship given in wife’s name at Touro Law School

News 12 Long Island A widower who lost his wife on 9/11 says the scholarship fund he started in her memory was lowered without his knowledge. Charlie Clyne lost his wife Susan in the north tower of the World Trade Center. When News 12 first met the Clyne family in 2002, they were raising money […]

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