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Top NYC news: 2 firefighters die on same day from 9/11-related illnesses; airline breaks record

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Two NYC firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses on the same day

Retired firefighters Paul Deo, Jr. and Richard Jones both died Friday, joining hundreds of other first responders who succumbed to diseases contracted at Ground Zero in the days and weeks after the Twin Towers fell.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

Shooting inside New York police precinct leaves one injured: reports

A gunman opened fire inside a New York City police precinct Sunday morning, striking one victim in the arm just hours after another police officer was shot and injured in his patrol car in what officials called an attempted assassination.

Read the full story on Fox News.

British Airways sets speed record, crossing the Atlantic in under 5 hours

Propelled by strong winds, Flight BA112 topped the speed of 800 mph, by one expert estimate. It traveled from New York's JFK to London's Heathrow in 4 hours 56 minutes overnight Saturday.

Read the full story on NPR.

Two boys with the same disability tried to get help

Two boys with learning disabilities grew up just blocks apart in New York City. Public schools couldn't teach them. So their parents battled to place them in private schools, on the taxpayers' dime.

Read the full story on USA TODAY.


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