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N.Y. Judge: New 9/11 Health Pact 'Very Good Deal'

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge who held up an effort to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by 9/11 responders exposed to World Trade Center dust dropped his opposition Thursday after the deal was redrafted to give more money to sick workers and less to their lawyers. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. . . . Full version available to subscribers.