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9/11 first responders

First Responders Rally Near Ground Zero/file (credit: Getty Images)

Significant Help Reportedly On The Way For Those Who Got Sick After 9/11

The federal government will reportedly announce that about 50 types of cancer will be added to the 9/11 compensation list, and that the funds will finally be distributed.

09/09/2012

Confetti is thrown from the windows of an office building during a ticker tape parade on November 6, 2009. The Yankees were celebrating their victory over the Philadelphia Philles in the 2009 World Series. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

City Denies Request For Ticker-Tape Parade Honoring 9/11 First Responders

A Queens man who did recovery work at ground zero has been pushing for months for a celebration in the Canyon of Heroes honoring 9/11 first responders.

01/25/2012

Ground Zero (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What’s In A Name? When It Comes To ‘Ground Zero,’ A Lot Of Debate

Years from now, will the words “ground zero” still be used by New Yorkers to describe the World Trade Center site? Some say it’s time to move past using those words, because the site is no longer a disaster zone.

08/01/2011

A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

9/11 Survivors Wanting Benefits Must Be Checked Against Terror Watch List

First responder John Feal, who was injured at ground zero, said it’s like a slap in the face — a letter going out to 9/11 survivors, warning them about a provision in the Zadroga bill.

04/22/2011

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Judge Extends Deadline For Ill 9/11 Responders

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers until Nov. 16 to sign on to a legal settlement that would pay them millions of dollars.

11/09/2010

President Obama (File Photo by Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

Obama Vows To Sign 9/11 Responders Bill Into Law

For the first time the president pledged to sign the 9/11 health bill into law. Now, if only Congress could get it to his desk. CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey spoke with a first responder who made a plea to the president himself.

08/18/2010