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Scott Blackshaw was a proud member of the NYPD. On Sept. 11, 2001, like many first responders, he jumped into action to help New Yorkers. In the years following, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought hard, but eventually lost the battle. More.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said for the first time that she would be open to establishing a select committee to probe the January 6 riot at the US Capitol if attempts to create an independent 9/11-style commission remain stalled. "It's always an option," Pelosi told USA Today in an interview published Tuesday. More.

Former Fishers fire chief Andy Stromfeld was a hero in every sense of the word. And on Friday morning, he received a hero's farewell. “Andy was an awesome guy," said Daniel Chapman. "As you can see from the turnout, his dedication to public safety went back many decades.” More.

Ahead of September’s 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Turner Sports has backed a commemorative project with a baseball angle. The feature-length documentary will detail how baseball helped the recovery of both New York and the nation. It will feature the perspectives of players, team executives, first responders, government officials and fans. More.

Dr. Deborah Birx’s attempts to rehabilitate her reputation haven’t told us anything we didn’t already know. In her CNN documentary interview, Birx went full shock-and-awe by saying, essentially, that something like 80 percent of our COVID fatalities could have been prevented. More.