Judge ejects unruly 9/11 defendant from court

One of the Guantánamo defendants who has disrupted proceedings was removed from court on Thursday. Walid Bin Attash rose shouting, “no lawyer at my table!” as his four assigned attorneys approached him, refusing to obey Judge Col. James Pohl’s orders to keep quiet. Pohl ordered bin Attash a holding cell where he could watch proceedings without disrupting them, writes Carol Rosenberg in the Miami Herald.

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Rupa Bhattacharyya will be new head of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund 

Rupa Bhattacharyya, an attorney with the Department of Justice, will replace Sheila Birnbaum as special master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which assists people injured or made ill as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, reported Stephen Rex Brown of the New York Daily News.

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Ceremony as last World Trade Center artifacts are removed from Hangar 17

CBS New York reports today that the last artifacts will be removed from Hangar 17, the airplane hangar at John F. Kennedy Airport that stored as many as 2,500 artifacts from the original World Trade Center in a ceremony.

Members of the NYPD, FDNY and the Port Authority Police Departments and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation will gather at Hangar 17 as the final artifacts are removed. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will find homes for the last pieces.

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