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9/11 Health Bill: Winners and Losers

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The celebration over passage of the bill to support ailing first responders to the 9/11 terror attack isn't quite over. It's time to take note of the winners and the losers.

Saudi King Addresses Those Wild Park51 Rumors

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Saudi billionaire King Abdullah is not involved in a proposal to move the Park51 mosque and community center to Greenwich Village, ...

Apparent Healthcare Plan for 9/11 First Responders

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Spicer

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Why is Saudi King Abdullah Looking Into St Vincent's?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There's a rather intriguing rumor making the rounds today, thanks to the New York Post and a lawyer close to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Dudley G...

9/11 Heroes Deserve Better

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerrold S. Parker

The first responders never slowed their pace, never thought about themselves, and never showed any concern for their surroundings. Nine years later, we still haven't taken care of these heroes.

The Time to Pass the 9/11 Health Bill Is Now

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

This should not be a partisan fight. We have an undeniable, moral obligation to provide our 9/11 heroes with all the care they need.

Mark Kirk Could Help Lock Down 9/11 Health Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill that would give up to $7.4 billion to workers who were sickened while cleaning up the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attac...

George W. Bush as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's easy to reflect back and consider just how close George Bush came to historical greatness, yet how far he swung away from that unparalleled opportunity to instead be considered one of the worst presidents ever.

The Dead and the Living

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

Formal guidelines would make clearer the extent of the disaster caused by working in the clouds of dust after the World Trade Center attack. This is a plea for medicine and science to step in.

New World Trade Center Towers 'Swiftly Reaching The Sky'

Esquire | Thomas P.M. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Given all the political noise, you might not realize that the towers of the new World Trade Center are swiftly reaching the sky -- rising by a floor a...

New Mexico's (Atomic) Ground Zero

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Trinity was the culmination of the Manhattan Project where, during World War II, some of the best scientific minds toiled to perfect a device they called "the gadget." With the force of 20,000 tons of TNT, the gadget broke windows 90 miles away

The "Ground Zero Mosque" and the War on Terror

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

How many protestors have made the slightest effort to find out that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind Park 51, was a first-responder on 9/11, running to the site so that he could pull victims from the rubble?

Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehan S. Harney

Sharia (meaning legislation in English) is simply the rules that govern the lives of Muslims from daily prayers and fasting to inheritance. Sharia does not -- and never will -- apply to non-Muslims.

"Muslims Killed Us On 9/11?"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's nothing like a little good old fashioned racist propaganda to scare the bejesus out of the blissfully unaware and bolster one's position.

The View from Room 911

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

It's not uncommon to skip floor 13 in buildings; should hotels with direct views of Ground Zero avoid room 911? Would it be so drastic to go from room 910 to 912? Would guests really notice?

ARCHITECTURE: $100 Million Allocated For Frank Gehry Designed Ground Zero Arts Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

After substantial delays and doubts about the project's realization, plans to construct Frank Gehry's Performing Arts Center on the site of Ground Zer...

Justice by Whatever Name

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

The painful controversy over what happened to James Zadroga underscores the very real problems that have prolonged the anguish caused by the dust of ground zero long after the dust itself has been washed away.

The United States of Apathy's Motto Is 'We Don't Care'

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

America is truly exceptional in its ability to not care, although Americans do care about some things. For instance, we care about having vast amounts of inexpensive food and gas.

Details of 18th-Century 'Ground Zero Ship' Revealed

Yahoo! News | Andrea MustainOurAmazingPlanet Staff WriterLiveScience.Com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

No one yet knows how many people have died because they breathed in the dust of 9/11. And that uncertainty is clouding the outcome of thousands of lawsuits against the city of New York City.

Ground Zero -- The True Jihad

Locke Rush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

The Ground Zero issue is only one example of this struggle and it is a symbol of that which is good and that which is evil.

Inside Jihad- Lessons on Brainwashing, Part I

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cari Shane

It may be fair to say that the religion is not only misunderstood by those who are not Muslim, but also by those who are. At least that's Dr. Tawfik Hamid's point of view.

Why I Traveled the Muslim World After 9-11 and What I Learned

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Luongo

The role of the travel writer is to bring people to places they never see, to explain things to them, to make the unknown, the forbidden, the intangible, known quantities, things to no longer fear.

I Said I Wouldn't Write About the Mosque

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

When people like Terry Jones use our freedoms to provoke and anger and instill hatred, he abuses his right. Don't ever again politicize our day of unity, Terry Jones. It only comes once a year.