The TAPS Daily - September 11, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. In photos: U.S. commemorates 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
    (CNBC)
    Americans remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shook the world 19 years ago.
  2. FDNY says Treasury withheld $3.7M from 9/11 first responder fund
    (The Hill)
    Report claims Treasury Department under the current administration is withholding parts of payments meant to cover FDNY firefighters and medics suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.
  3. Federal judge rules 9/11 families can depose Saudi Arabian officials in lawsuit
    (FOX News)
    A U.S. federal judge directed Saudi Arabian government to make current and former officials available for depositions about what they knew leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  4. How Many 9/11 Survivors Have Died of COVID-19? At Least 42 — and Likely Many More
    (The City)
    In the past six months, at least 1,300 people who worked or lived at or near Ground Zero and other 9/11 sites have contracted COVID-19.
  5. The Rise
    (Medium)
    Surviving brother and TAPS partner, Joe Quinn, shares the collapse of his world when his brother, Jimmy, died on 9/11. And the need now, just as then, to help each other rise up again.
  6. The 9/11 babies are all grown up — and ready to vote
    (Politico)
    For the first time those born around 9/11 will vote in a presidential election this November.
  7. The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 19 Years Later
    (AKC)
    They came to search the ruins but also eased unimaginable grief. Their legacy became a new era for therapy dogs specially trained to help comfort broken hearts.
  8. 16 Websites and Books to Teach Kids About 9/11
    (We Are Teachers)
    Ways to teach a new generation about this heartbreaking day.

 

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