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Jon Stewart Returns With Poignant 9/11 Shove

He slams Congress over 9/11 bill

(Newser) - Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to the Daily Show, where he made a push to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the 9/11 attacks. On the Daily Show With Trevor Noah Monday night, Stewart, as a field correspondent for a segment, urged,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

10K 9/11 Witnesses Grapple With PTSD

45 minutes of treatment can cost $135 to $165

(Newser) - As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 nears, the New York Times takes a look at one of the many groups of Americans still touched by—and suffering from—the experience: those with post-traumatic stress disorder. At least 10,000 witnesses developed PTSD, and many are still grappling with it,... More »

No Benefits for 9/11 Responders With Cancer

Not enough evidence links WTC toxins to cancer, review decides

(Newser) - There isn't enough evidence linking working at Ground Zero to cancer to justify compensating 9/11 responders for cancer treatments, a federal review has concluded. The benefits-providing Zadroga Act that was signed into law earlier this year requires periodic reviews of any evidence of cancer, the New York Times reports.... More »

FBI to Screen 9/11 Responders Against Terror List

Names of cops, firefighters to be compared to watch list

(Newser) - Police, firefighters, construction workers, and anyone else covered by the 9/11 responders bill will be warned that their names must be compared to the FBI's terrorist watch list before they can receive benefits, according to a letter obtained by the Huffington Post . The requirement was added by GOP Rep.... More »

Obama Signs 9/11 First Responders Bill

Printed copy traveled from Washington to his Hawaii vacation rental

(Newser) - A bill that traveled one long road journeyed a wee bit farther before reaching its end today: President Obama signed the 9/11 health bill into law—in Hawaii. To get it there, a printed copy flew with a White House staffer from Washington to the island of Oahu, and then... More »

Stewart: GOP Has Lost Custody of 9/11

Daily Show host slams senators for blocking bill aiding first responders

(Newser) - If the Republican Party is going to block a bill offering medical help to 9/11 first responders , it should stop exploiting 9/11 for political ends, Jon Stewart complains. Senate Republicans are also blocking the DREAM Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal , but "since when does the Republican Party... More »

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