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  • US senate passes 9/11 first responder bill championed by Jon Stewart

    US senate passes 9/11 first responder bill championed by Jon Stewart0

    The Senate has passed a bill making a compensation fund for victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001 effectively permanent after weeks of battles on Capitol Hill.  The bill would extend through 2092 a fund created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, essentially making it permanent. The $7.4bn (£5.9bn) fund is rapidly being depleted, and

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