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N.Y. Fire Department: Knock off the knockoffs

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The 50-foot tall steel section of the World Trade Center removed Saturday will likely become part of a future memorial.  


In New York, it's more popular than any sportswear brand. It's the mayor's favorite logo, and one of the few you'll see the president wear.

But many of the T-shirts and caps being sold with the hot FDNY initials -- short for the Fire Department of New York -- are knockoffs, meaning not a penny goes to the fire department.

Amid the hundreds of funerals following the World Trade Center attacks, the fire department has been trying to manage and protect what is suddenly a multimillion-dollar brand.


Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell, 40 yards away from American Airlines Flight 77 when it slammed into the Pentagon on September, has returned home from the hospital after several months of intensive therapy. The Army officer suffered burns to more than half his body during the attack and must wear special compression gloves to reduce scarring and protect his hands. (Full story)

President Bush stepped up pressure on Senate Democrats to pass a long-delayed economic stimulus bill, saying in his Saturday radio address that not doing so could mean the loss of 300,000 jobs. Democrats responded by saying Republican proposals do not provide enough aid for laid-off workers. (Full story)

Workers spent much of Saturday morning cutting away at the north tower's remaining 50-foot-tall steel facade before the section finally fell that afternoon. The piece was removed from Ground Zero and will likely become part of a future September 11 memorial. (Full story)

A majority of Americans support giving government agents the power to assassinate terrorists despite a U.S. policy forbidding such actions, according to a Newsweek poll released Saturday. But only 28 percent of respondents said such targeted killings would decrease the likelihood of future terrorist attacks. (Full story)

Construction to restore commuter rail service between Lower Manhattan and New Jersey should be complete in two years. Before September 11, about 65,000 people entered and exited the PATH commuter train -- which links Manhattan and New Jersey -- at the World Trade Center stop. Since terrorist attacks destroyed that stop, commuters have used one north of the Trade Center.

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What is the government doing to fortify homeland defense? Click here for more

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George W. Bush: U.S. president Click here for more.

Laura Bush: First lady of the United States, she has become more visible since the terrorist attacks, making public appearances urging parents and teachers to help reassure children that everything is being done to try to keep them safe. Click here for more

Tom Ridge: Director of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, a new Cabinet-level position Click here for more

Richard Clarke: Head of efforts to safeguard information systems for the Office of Homeland Security Click here for more

Wayne Downing: Retired Army general tapped as deputy national security adviser Click here for more

Joe Allbaugh:The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Click here for more

Dr. David Satcher: Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan: Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Click here for more

Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of New York Click here for more

Michael Bloomberg: Mayor-elect of New York

Anthony A. Williams: Mayor of Washington

Dr. Ivan Walks: Director of the Department of Health for the District of Columbia

Paul O'Neill: Treasury secretary

Norman Y. Mineta:Transportation secretary

Jane Garvey: FAA administrator


The latest figures provided by federal and local officials give the following numbers of people dead or missing from the September 11 attacks.

WORLD TRADE CENTER: According to New York City officials, the death toll is 3,040. That figure includes 2,545 people who are missing and presumed dead, including the 157 on the two hijacked planes; 487 bodies have been identified.

PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 missing and presumed dead

PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane


The attacks of September 11 have sparked new debate about balancing the protection of U.S. citizens with the protection of the civil rights of those suspected of terrorism.

While the United States is proud of the freedoms and the legal rights guaranteed by the Constitution, authorities and many citizens have argued those people who seek to destroy America do not deserve such protections while they represent an ongoing threat to the country.

While those arguments continue, so do the threats against U.S. interests. Security remains high at airports, certain industries and many government facilities.


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