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The National September 11 Memorial Museum prepares to open

The National September 11 Memorial Museum prepares to open

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The long awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers and local city residents. For the dedication period the doors to the museum will be open for 24-hours a day from May 15 through May 20. On Thursday President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the opening of the museum. The exhibitions and displays seek to pay tribute to the 2,983 victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing while also educating the public on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
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Multiple fatalities reported after NYC buildings collapse in explosion

Multiple fatalities reported after NYC buildings collapse in explosion

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A seventh person has died after two New York City buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion apparently caused by a gas leak. The number of those injured in the incident is now “close to 60”, police spokesman Detective Marc Nell said, with several more victims feared trapped in the rubble.

Nell also said the seventh victim of Wednesday’s blast was pulled from the buildings’ rubble, adding that no one had died at a hospital.

The blast, which scattered debris across nearby rooftops, brought down the adjoining five-story buildings, with a total of 15 apartments, at about 9:30 a.m. on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue.

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The 50th anniversary edition Ford Mustang

The 50th anniversary edition Ford Mustang

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Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.

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June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

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The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
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