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9:57 am
Wed January 9, 2013

9/11 families press fight over remains at museum

USS New York crew members man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum
Credit Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sept. 11 families is pressing on with its fight over a plan to put unidentified remains from the 2001 attacks in the museum at the World Trade Center site.

The group filed a lawsuit seeking contact information for families of the trade center victims so they can poll the families about how the remains should be handled.

A judge denied the request but the group appealed, and oral arguments on the appeal are set for today at the Appellate Division in Manhattan.

Officials plan to take the remains seven stories below ground and place them in the new museum behind a wall.

The group that filed the lawsuit would like to see the remains encased in a kind of "tomb of the unknown soldier" instead..

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