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Earlier this year, after pleading guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 9/11 attacks, al Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui admitted that his activities were funded in part by members of the Saudi royal family.

This was not the first time the Saudi government has been tied to terrorism in America.

Leaked information from the censored 28 pages of the 9/11 congressional inquiry report show a number of phone calls between the Saudi embassy and hijackers’ handlers leading up the attacks, as well as a transfer of $130,000 from the family of former Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar to the handler of another hijacker.
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Nearly 15 years after the tragedy, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has finally sent out its first batch of full compensation checks to families that suffered economic losses due to 9/11-related health problems.

The $233.4 million that went out to survivors and first responders this month is a result of Congress’ decision late last year to re-authorize the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act.

In addition to paying out $233.4 million on these early Zadroga claims, the re-authorization also pushed back the deadline to submit new claims until December 2020. This is great news for cancer victims who have not yet filed claims with the Victim Compensation Fund.
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