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The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday. The move comes a day after former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart shamed members of a Judiciary subcommittee, as only Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and four subcommittee members were present for testimony from 9/11 first responders. More.

Thousands of students returned to class in the area around Ground Zero within a month after the terror attack on 9/11. Stuyvesant High School is just a few short blocks from Ground Zero. Some former students are experiencing the deadly and debilitating effects of the toxic dust they were exposed to. More.

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Inc. are paying tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a second annual flag installment event. It's being held at the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit to act as a gateway to Somerset County and the Flight 93 Memorial.