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Luis Alvarez
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July 01, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A funeral will be held Wednesday for a former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Detective Luis Alvarez appeared with former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart last month to plead with Congress to extend the...
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Luis Alverez
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June 29, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Luis Alvarez, a retired NYPD bomb squad detective who described for Congress his 9/11-related medical issues during an impassioned appeal for an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, died Saturday in a hospice in New York. He was 53. His death from...
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Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
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June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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Jon Stewart
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
June 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund
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June 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to...
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Jon Stewart
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September 27, 2018 - 3:01 pm
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has surprised construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theater with a free lunch. Stewart appeared behind the window of the Shore Good Eats food truck outside the Count Basie Center of the Arts in Red Bank Wednesday...
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