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9/11 First Responders Left Out of 10th-Anniversary Event

by Claudine Zap
President Obama will be there. So will former president George W. Bush and former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani. And, of course, the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will attend. But Sept. 11 first responders, the emergency workers who helped with the rescue and recovery efforts 10 years ago, will be denied entry to the 9/11 National Memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The 90,000 or so firefighters, police officers, and civilian volunteers who rushed toward the burning twin towers will not be allowed to attend the ceremonies on Sept. 11. Mayor Bloomberg confirmed that the day would

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