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Firefighter camaraderie draws thousands to Arizona

Firefighters William Benitez and Lou Larosa were fresh with the New York City Fire Department when terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 killed nearly 3,000 people, including hundreds of first responders.Full story

Scaffolding crew rescued from platform 45 stories above New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A motor failure left two men from a scaffold maintenance crew hanging for more than an hour on a platform outside a building 45 stories above New York City on Wednesday before they were pulled in by rescue workers, the fire department said. Full story

U.S. appeals court overturns finding of intentional hiring bias at FDNY

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a judge's ruling that the New York City Fire Department intentionally discriminated against minority applicants and pared down a court-ordered plan aimed at boosting diversity in the FDNY. Full story

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  When mass tragedy is personal

Former New York Fire Department deputy chief Jim Riches, whose son Jimmy died in the 9/11 terror attacks, joins Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel to talk about those who simply aren’t able to “move on” from tragedy and how personal experiences impact policy.

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