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JASTA heads to House showdown

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which passed last week in the Senate with a unanimous voice vote, will go to the House, reports Tom Brune in Newsday. If passed into law, the bill would modify the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, giving terrorism victims the right to sue a foreign government if they have sponsored acts of terrorism. […]

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EgyptAir wreckage found in sea; Egypt cites possible terrorism

Egyptian officials announced today that wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 was found in the Mediterranean Sea today and that terrorism was a likely cause of its crash. 66 people, including three children, were aboard the flight. “The Egyptian civil aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, told a news conference in Cairo that it was premature to draw […]

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Once filled with symbols of hope and despair, a 9/11 repository is nearly empty  

Years ago, JFK Airport’s Hangar 17 was filled with artifacts from the World Trade Center — crushed vehicles, twisted steel, damaged merchandise from the concourse shops. Now the enormous hangar is nearly empty, writes David W. Dunlap of the New York Times. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given 1,890 pieces of […]

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