This Friday will mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and some of the men and women who put their lives on the line to save others will be honored. The Transport Workers Union designed a medal for their employees who assisted with getting first responders to the World Trade Center, carrying debris, and getting through the steel beams. Almost 100 MTA workers will receive the award Tuesday at the Transport Workers Union Brooklyn Hall. Seven of the people being honored had injuries and developed illnesses from their time at Ground Zero. “For years, being a transit worker and having been down there, I couldn’t help but to notice there wasn’t much mention of us down there anywhere,” said an unidentified MTA worker. “We do much more than just run the subway and bus system. In times of need, we’re there.” Read more.
Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion to Return to Work
Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who made headlines after murdering Cecil the Lion, will return to work today. After Palmer was widely criticized for killing the African lion, he took a few weeks off from work to stay out of the public eye. “I’m a health professional,” said Palmer. “I need to get back to my staff and my patients, and they want me back. That’s why I’m back.” Two people from Zimbabwe have been charged in the killing. Palmer faces no charges. Read more.
Sarah Palin Wants Us All to ‘Speak American’
Sarah Palin is back in the political spotlight again. This weekend, she showed her support for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Palin, who hopes to work within Trump’s administration if he wins, echoed many of his racially outlandish views about Hispanics in our country. “It’s a benefit of Bush to be able to be so fluent, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population building America, and that’s a great connection he has with them,” Palin said. “On the other hand, I think we can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America, A, you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American.” Read more.
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