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The Hill - 22 min 20 sec ago
The 9/11 first responder who testified alongside comedian Jon Stewart last week pleaded with Congress from his hospital bed Thursday, asking members to "do the right thing." Appearing on Fox News' "Shepa...
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People - 3 hours 58 min ago
Luis Alvarez, who recently made an impassioned plea to lawmakers to push for reauthorizing funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, is now in hospice care after a years-long battle with a 9/11-linked cancer. The former U.S. Marine and bomb-squad detective for the New York Police Department appeared before Congress alongside comedian Jon Stewart on June 11, where he revealed he had undergone 68 rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016. Since then...
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Forbes - 7 hours 54 min ago
Comedian Activist Jon Stewart just took Congress to the woodshed. Why? Because Congress has refused to vote for the permanent authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to extend healthcare benefits for first responders.
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CBS News - 10 hours 52 min ago
Retired NYPD detective Lou Alvarez tugged at hearts with his testimony on day before what was to be his 69th round of chemotherapy...
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Vox - 14 hours 38 min ago
This isn't the first time Jon Stewart has had to speak up for funding for 9/11 first responders. First responders who fell ill after working at the World Trade Center or the Pentagon in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks might seem like a universally sympathetic group. But paying into the fund that helps them has a long, bitter history in Congress. Remarks by Jon Stewart went viral on June 11 when the former Daily Show host blasted Congress for their "callous indifference" toward 9/11...
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