Jon Stewart

COURTESY OF U.S. SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, lawmakers and military veterans groups gathered in Washington, D.C. to announce legislation that would make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits for diseases linked to toxic fumes from garbage burn pits.

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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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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will recognize first responders and volunteers who worked for over a decade to convince Congress to renew the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

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Firefighters from around the country attended the funeral for Ray Pfeifer in Hicksville on Long Island. Pfeifer was a retired New York City firefighter who became a leading advocate for 9/11 health care.