Tag: September 11 (2001)

16,000 Readers Shared Their Experiences of Being Told to ‘Go Back.’ Here Are Some of Their Stories.

July 19, 2019 “Go back to where you came from.” These seven words are seared into the minds of countless Americans — a reminder that they haven’t always been welcome in the country where they were born or naturalized because of their appearance, language or religion. For many, the pain of past encounters throbbed again […]

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House Votes to Extend 9/11 Fund for Lifetimes of First Responders

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday approved legislation to replenish a depleted federal fund to compensate emergency workers and others who became ill as a result of their work in the ruins of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, extending it for the lifetime of those who were at Sept. 11’s ground zero. The […]

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Luis Alvarez, a Hero to Fellow 9/11 Responders, Is Laid to Rest

The funeral of a New York City police officer can inspire a citywide act of mourning, with hundreds, if not thousands, expressing their sorrow for a life lost and gratitude for a career in service. For the funeral on Wednesday of Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York detective who became a champion of the […]

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Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York City detective who pleaded with Congress this month to extend health benefits to police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died on Saturday in a hospice in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 53. His family announced his death in […]

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Guantánamo Case to Test Whether Torture Can Be Put on the Docket

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — During the more than three years he spent in C.I.A. prisons before being sent to Guantánamo Bay, Majid Khan says he was hung from his wrists, naked and hooded, for two straight days, causing wild hallucinations. Mr. Khan, […]

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Want War With Iran? Ask Congress First

From the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 to the U.S.S. Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, maritime incidents, shrouded in the fog of uncertainty, have lured the United States into wars on foreign shoals. Which is why cooler heads must prevail — and Congress must be consulted — as American and […]

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Could Trump Use the Sept. 11 War Law to Attack Iran Without Going to Congress?

In public remarks and classified briefings, Trump administration officials keep emphasizing purported ties between Iran and Al Qaeda. Some lawmakers suspect that the executive branch is toying with claiming that it already has congressional authorization to attack Iran based on the nearly 18-year-old law approving a war over the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Pressed to […]

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How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Jon Stewart, speaking on Capitol Hill about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was not the cool, detached comedian that television viewers are accustomed to. Instead, faced with empty seats as he spoke on Tuesday to a House Judiciary […]

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Justice Breyer Raises Specter of Perpetual Detention Without Trial at Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a lawsuit by a Yemeni man who has been held in wartime detention for more than 17 years at the military’s Guantánamo Bay prison, prompting Justice Stephen G. Breyer to warn that the American legal system is on autopilot toward permitting life imprisonment without trial. […]

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Can an Island Off the Bronx With One Million Graves Become a City Park?

Weather: Break out the shades. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. There is a chance of showers late Saturday afternoon and on Sunday. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Tuesday, then suspended through Thursday (Eid al-Fitr). ImageCreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times New York City has some of the most famous parks in […]

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9/11 Memorial: New Section Dedicated to Rescue Workers Who ‘Inspired the World’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Every year on Sept. 11, relatives and friends of people killed at the World Trade Center return to the memorial that fills the footprints of the towers. The mayor, even presidential candidates, have joined them as the victims’ names […]

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