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Monday, May 10, 2021

Toxic dust death added to 9/11 toll

Visitors at site of World Trade Center (AP)Felicia Dunn-Jones died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11, and last year her family asked that the city's medical examiner add her name to the death toll.

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch refused, writing back that his office could not link her death to the exposure "with certainty beyond a reasonable doubt."

That changed Wednesday, when Dunn-Jones was added to the medical examiner's list of attack victims. It marked the first time the city has officially linked a death to the toxic dust caused by the World Trade Center's collapse.

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American Idol and Monica Goodling

We have two new stars. One has actual talent the other has a talent for evasion.

Monica Goodling didn't show the signs of flop sweat her boss, Alberto Gonzales, did when pausing for what seemed like interminable seconds trying to think of the answer that wouldn't get her Bushie credentials revoked.

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Put the war debate aside for one day

I take as my reading today these immortal words written by A.A. Milne of Winnie the Pooh fame:

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard."
Says Alice

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Republicans fight each other over immigration

Rudy GiulianiThe immigration fight in Congress has spilled over onto the presidential campaign trail. John McCain is trying to sell the skeptical GOP base on contentious Senate legislation while Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and other Republican rivals oppose it.

"This immigration reform is an issue of national security," McCain, an Arizona senator, said Wednesday, stressing more secure borders and what he called an urgent need for the United States to know the identities and whereabouts of millions of illegal immigrants.

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Democrats split ranks over war funding bill

Joe Biden and Barack ObamaDemocratic presidential contenders on Capitol Hill will cast critical votes on the Iraq war this week, when lawmakers decide on a $120 billion bill to keep military operations afloat through September. The House planned to vote Thursday with the Senate to follow suit by week's end.

The legislation does not set the deadline for U.S. troop withdrawals many Democrats wanted. Unable to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to override one presidential veto because of such a deadline — or the threat of another — Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they would proceed to provide money for the war anyway because they wanted to support the troops.

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