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Hilary Clinton Backs 9/11 Zadroga Act

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the 13th Anniversary Commemoration
of 9/11 to Benefit 911 Health Watch, Inc. in the United Federation of Teachers headquarters Downtown Manhattan, New York, Sept. 16, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the 13th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11 to Benefit 911 Health Watch, Inc. in the United Federation of Teachers headquarters Downtown Manhattan, New York, Sept. 16, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Notwithstanding a long introduction, the crowd exploded when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the stage at a downtown benefit hosted Tuesday in...

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  • Congressman Peter King speaks at a press conference about compensation for 9/11 responders and victims in front of 7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York, Sept. 8, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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  • John Liu in Manhattan in 2012. He said last week in an interview with World Journal, a Chinese language newspaper, that he wasn’t “overly optimistic” about the Asian American vote, or about voters from any particular ethnic group. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Representatives from the Chinese and Korean community protest John Liu during an August 2009 event in Flushing, Queens, New York. (Epoch Times)

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  • State senator Tony Avella at his office in Queens, New York City, on June 24, 2014. He recently responded to criticisms of him joining the Independent Democrats Conference, saying his negotiations with Republicans allowed him to secure more funding for his constituents. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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