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A disbarred attorney from Westchester County, New York pleaded guilty to stealing from a 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. 

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Ceremonies, some in person and others held virtually amid the pandemic, were scattered across New York and Connecticut, remembering those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center 19 years ago.

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Wednesday was the first anniversary of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund’s permanent reauthorization. It guarantees that those poisoned by Ground Zero toxins and their families will have access to health care for the rest of their lives. 

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The health effects of COVID-19 pose an extra danger to people with underlying health conditions — like the thousands of workers who sprang into action on September 11, 2001. 

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Police and emergency services on Long Island say they need more protective gear like masks and gloves to handle the coronavirus crisis. They see a strong comparison between their needs in facing the pandemic and their rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11.