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FDNY Rejects Navy SEAL, 37, Because He's Too Old

Other fire departments across the nation have offered him jobs

(Newser) - He's a Navy SEAL who's served four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Shaun Donovan is also 37—which is why the New York Fire Department rejected him, as he was about six months older than its maximum age limit when he applied. His attorney says Donovan... More »

Black Man Finds Noose on Work Locker

It appeared after Gregory Seabrook filed complaint against FDNY

(Newser) - Gregory Seabrook filed a race discrimination complaint against the Fire Department of New York City in December—and on Thursday, he found a nearly three-foot-long noose in front of his work locker. "There's an ominous message behind it," says his lawyer, who adds that the "elaborately constructed"... More »

Cross Honors Heroes of Flight 93

Two-ton memorial forged from World Trade Center steel

(Newser) - A 14-foot-high cross forged from World Trade Center steel was dedicated yesterday in a moving ceremony near the spot where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The 2-ton memorial was erected next to the Shanksville firehouse on a base shaped like the Pentagon. Flight 93 went down... More »

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