Navy IDs sailor who died aboard USS Arlington

The sailor who was found dead aboard the USS Arlington has been identified by the Navy as medical corps officer Lt. Kaylie Ludwig. An investigation is ongoing.

She was found on Monday and pronounced dead as the USS Arlington was in port in Rota, Spain.

Lt. Ludwig served the Navy since 2013 and joined the crew of Arlington last July, reports Stars and Stripes.

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Advocates in Washington to push for new funding for 9/11 fund

As the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund dwindles to nothing, sick rescue and recovery workers are in Washington attempting to persuade members of Congress that the Fund matters.

Radio WCBS 880 spoke to Rich Palmer, a retired Correction Department officer with breathing problems and cancer survivor retired FDNY firefighter Kenny Specht, who has numerous health issues despite surviving cancer. Both are in Washington working to help their fellow recovery workers.

Support is sufficient in the House of Representatives, but is lacking in the Senate.

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who joined the Taliban before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and who still is said to favor radical ideology, has been released from prison ahead of his 20-year sentence, reports the Associated Press.

Lindh, 38, was dubbed “American Taliban” by the press after his 2001 capture in Afghanistan. He served a little over 17 years of his sentence.

A judge recently imposed additional restrictions on his supervision, so Lindh will have monitoring software on his technology. He is required to remain in the US and to go to counseling.

There has been opposition to his release, including a letter by two US Senators to the Bureau of Prisons, which read, in part, “We must consider the security and safety implications for our citizens and communities who will receive individuals like John Walker Lindh who continue to openly call for extremist violence.”

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