Tag: Stewart, Jon

9/11 First Responders Fund Clears Senate and Heads to Trump

WASHINGTON — Thousands of emergency workers who rushed to the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks will be granted health care and other compensation for the rest of their lives. The Senate gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation to care permanently for those who have grown deathly ill from […]

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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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Late Night Can’t Get Enough of Trump’s Scolding His Chief of Staff for Coughing

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Cough, Cough ABC aired […]

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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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