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9/11 Responders Finally Get Health Payouts

Rewards range from $10K to $1.5M

(Newser) - The federal government's 9/11 health care fund finally gave its first payouts yesterday, bestowing awards ranging from $10,000 to $1.5 million on a group of 15 first responders. The recipients are being kept anonymous, but 14 are firefighters, with the other being a corrections officer. Most were...

Pols Avoid Ground Zero as Cost Debate Rages

Obama, Romney put negative ads on hold

(Newser) - For the first time, no elected officials will speak at Ground Zero on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the AP reports. While many hailed the change as a separation of 9/11 from any sort of political agenda—"The fact that the politicians will not be involved, to...

No One Wants In on New WTC
 No One Wants In on New WTC 

No One Wants In on New WTC

Third tower has to halt construction

(Newser) - Construction is finally under way on the new World Trade Center site in New York, but there's one little problem: No one actually wants space in any of the buildings. The third tower, 3 World Trade Center, has had to halt construction at the eighth floor—it's supposed...

Booted From This Year's 9/11 Ceremony: Politicians

They'll be excluded from speaking, foundation says

(Newser) - On Sept. 11 this year, the names of the victims of the 9/11 attacks will once again be read aloud at Ground Zero, but there will be silence from politicians. The foundation that controls the 9/11 memorial has told victims' families that the reading of names will be "the...

New Thorn for 9/11 Families: Ground Zero Museum Delay

Financial dispute means it won't open this year

(Newser) - Families of 9/11 victims are dismayed that a financial dispute has indefinitely delayed completion of the museum at Ground Zero. The museum, a companion to the 9/11 memorial, was supposed to be finished by this year's 11th anniversary, but officials now say that's not possible. The holdup stems...

9/11 Memorial Worry: Suicides
 9/11 Memorial Worry: Suicides 

9/11 Memorial Worry: Suicides

NYPD fears an overcome visitor will take life in the sunken pools

(Newser) - The New York Times today takes a look at a potential problem that, as of yet, has mercifully not come to pass: suicide at the 9/11 memorial. The article focuses on the fears of the NYPD, and is spun off of comments Commissioner Raymond Kelly made to Esquire yesterday about...

9/11 Victim's Name Misspelled on Memorial

Family of Jeffrey Schreier finds typo

(Newser) - The engravers at the new 9/11 memorial in New York City aren't quite done: The family of victim Jeffrey Schreier has discovered that his name was spelled incorrectly, reports the New York Post . It reads "Jeffery" instead of "Jeffrey." Schreier was one of the Cantor Fitzgerald...

Paul Krugman: 9/11 Stained By Shame
 This Day Is Stained by Shame 

This Day Is Stained by Shame

What happened after the attacks was unforgivable: Paul Krugman

(Newser) - For many Americans, the 10th anniversary of September 11 comes shrouded in feelings of grief and loss, but the overwhelming emotion for Paul Krugman is shame. The "atrocity should have been a unifying event," but instead "fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W....

Obamas, Bushes Pay Respects at Ground Zero

Moment of silence at 8:46, moment first plane hit

(Newser) - President Obama opened a sun-splashed day of solemn remembrance today by honoring the 9/11 dead with a visit to ground zero, bowing his head at the cascading pools of the North Memorial Pond created in the footprint of the demolished north tower of the World Trade Center. Obama, hand in...

Algorithm Arranges Names on 9/11 Memorial

Order reflects 2,983 personal and professional relationships

(Newser) - The 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero will be dedicated this weekend, and Scientific American explains how planners used a complex algorithm to figure out how to arrange the 2,983 names of victims. They're not alphabetical but instead grouped by sets and subsets of personal and professional relationships. For...

9/11 Firefighters Face Increased Cancer Risk

Those at site 19% more likely to get diagnosis: Lancet

(Newser) - A major study seems to confirm anecdotal evidence about the firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center attack: They are more likely to get cancer. The study in the Lancet finds that firefighters exposed to the toxic stew of dust in the air were 19% more likely to be...

More 9/11 Cops Died of Cancer Than in 9/11 Attacks

Yet they are not eligible for compensation: NYDN

(Newser) - Since September 11, 2001, 45 NYPD officers have died of cancer. It may not seem like a huge number, until you consider that it’s nearly twice as many as the 23 who died in the 9/11 terror attacks—and that hundreds of other cops also have the disease. But...

No Room for First Responders at 9/11 Ceremony

City says it's working on alternatives, but emergency crews feel overlooked

(Newser) - They risked their health and safety in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, but now officials say some 3,000 first responders will not receive invites to the 10th anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero due to space constraints, reports CNN . The city maintains that the ceremony, which will be...

Stewart Crucifies Atheists Over 9/11 Cross Fight

Think of it as a metal T-shaped thingie, funnyman advises

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has a question for the atheist group suing to block the cross at the 9/11 memorial : "Why do you give a shit?" The cross is "an artifact found at Ground Zero that has come to mean something to people," said the Daily Show host, who...

American Atheists Sue to Remove Ground Zero Cross
 Atheists Sue Over 9/11 Cross 

Atheists Sue Over 9/11 Cross

Group wants cross removed from Ground Zero memorial

(Newser) - The famous World Trade Center cross doesn't belong at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, according to American Atheists. The group has filed suit to yank the planned cross, a 17-foot T-joint found upright in the rubble of 9/11, arguing that it violates the Constitution by promoting Christianity...

Obama Will Help 9/11 Teen Meet Justin Bieber

Payton Wall's father died in World Trade Center

(Newser) - The leader of the free world has a phone call to make to a certain teen idol. President Obama today promised a teen whose father died inside the World Trade Center that he'd help her meet Justin Bieber, reports DNAinfo . "He told us he knows Justin," said...

Obama Lays Wreath at Ground Zero

He's makes first trip as president as 'closure' for New York City

(Newser) - President Obama made his first visit to Ground Zero as president, a trip the White House views as "closure" for New York City in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing, reports the Daily News . He first visited a firehouse that lost 15 firefighters on 9/11. "When...

Bush Declines Obama's Ground Zero Invite

He celebrates bin Laden 'victory' but wants to stay out of spotlight

(Newser) - When President Obama visits Ground Zero tomorrow to mark the death of Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush won't be with him. Obama invited the former president to join him on his visit to the World Trade Center site, but a spokesperson tells Politico that Bush turned him down....

New York Goes Wild
 New York Goes Wild 

New York Goes Wild

Mayor Bloomberg hails 'critical victory'

(Newser) - Throngs converged on Ground Zero and Times Square today to cry, sing, and cheer the news of Osama bin Laden's death, flashed on a digital ticker tape at 42nd Street. Mayor Michael Bloomberg hailed the killing of the terror mastermind as a " critically important victory " for America,...

Jon Stewart Appointed to 9/11 Memorial Board

Advocacy wins funnyman place with Ground Zero foundation

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's push to get Congress to pass a 9/11 first responders health care bill has won him a place on the board of the foundation building the 9/11 museum and memorial at Ground Zero. The foundation's president hailed the Daily Show host's passionate advocacy—which included devoting an entire...

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