On this anniversary of 9/11, Newsday shares a reminder that for many first responders, the fight that started that day never stopped. “Many are living lives of disability and facing an uncertain future. Others know their fate all too well. Soon, they will join a burgeoning roll call of those whose dedicated service in the days after the nation’s worst terror attacks will likely cost them their lives.” 9/11 first responders face illness, uncertain future.

+ And a look back at a couple epic longreads about that day: The Falling Man. And the story of scene aboard Air Force One: We’re the Only Plane in the Sky.