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9/11 Police Badges Exhibit

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Backers of a bill to aid workers who became sick after working in the World Trade Center's ruins are hoping a display of police badges will help build support.

The badges of 29 New York City Police Department members who assisted in rescue efforts and who supporters say later died from 9/11-related illnesses are being exhibited in Washington on Monday.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is joining New York's Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other lawmakers in unveiling the exhibit on Capitol Hill.

Supporters are making a bipartisan push for the bill, which has already passed the House, during the lame duck session of Congress.

It would provide free health care and compensation to those workers.

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