House agrees to fund September 11th Victims Compensation Fund until 2090, one day after Jon Stewart's emotional plea

Bill would extend fund expiration to 2090, no specific amount, whatever funds needed.

Watch: Jon Stewart breaks down while advocating for 9-11 first responders, at Congress hearing

Comedian, activist, and former late-night TV host Jon Stewart spoke on Capitol Hill today about getting health care and benefits for 9-11 first responders. Read the rest

Walmart removes 9/11 WTC tribute display made from Coke cartons

A Walmart in Panama City, Florida removed this display after the photo circulated on Twitter, infuriating a lot of people. The World Trade Center was made from stacked cartons of Coke Zero. The American Flag consisted of cans of Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite.

"We hold this moment in our country’s history in the highest regard, and there was nothing disrespectful intended by the display," Walmart said in a public statement.

(CBS News)

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Trump solemnly recalls the 7-11 attacks

The New York Times reports on a gaffe that's part tragedy, part comedy, all Trump.

“I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down,” Mr. Trump said on Monday evening. “And I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action.”

Mr. Trump did not seem to realize that he had invoked a chain of convenience stores, and the crowd did not seem to mind.

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