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Children of 9/11 firefighters join FDNY

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/01/19, 11:40 am

Many of the sons and daughters of firefighters who died on 9/11 are all grown-up, and some have joined the New York Fire Department. Of the 301 probationary firefighters who graduated from New York City’s Fire Academy last week, 13 had fathers who died in the World Trade Center attack, and six others later lost a parent to 9/11-related illnesses.

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Afghans killed in U.S. drone strike

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/19, 10:21 am

The United States confirmed that a drone attack in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday likely struck some civilians. Local officials said at least 30 pine nut farmers died and 40 others sustained injuries in the attack. The strike targeted an Islamic State hideout, but the United States will work with local officials “to determine whether there was collateral damage,” said Col. Sonny Leggett, spokesman for the American-led coalition in Afghanistan.

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Afghans wary of more carnage

International | The Taliban promises more attacks after peace talks with the United States break down
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/19, 04:12 pm

A week set aside to remember the victims of Afghanistan’s 18-year civil war opened with bad news: Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban failed. On Sept. 7, President Donald Trump announced that all chances of a deal with the Taliban were “dead” following multiple attacks that killed one U.S. soldier and many civilians.

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