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Marcy Borders unintentionally became a lasting image of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. A photographer caught her covered in dust after escaping the north tower. Last week, Borders died of stomach cancer. She and her family believe that the disease was caused by dust and debris that she breathed in while she made her way down from the 81st floor of the building.
By Bill Parry
When Greece’s economy cratered in July, its large expatriate community in Astoria, which has the largest Greek population outside of Athens, held its collective breath. Now nearly two months later as the country awaits its international bailout, the Greek government has begun to relax restrictions on banking transactions.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Capital Markets and GSEs Subcommittee, was joined by prominent members of the Greek and financial communities to urge the US to take two key steps to boost Greece's economy.
In the years since the towers collapsed, more than 33,000 people have developed illnesses, including respiratory problems and cancer, Gillibrand said.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Retired firefighter Kenny Specht beat cancer but developed long-term problems less than two years ago.
Jon Stewart is less than a week away from retiring from The Daily Show, but he’s already thinking about his next act: crusading this fall in Washington for the Sept. 11 first responders.