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9/11 families press court to get NYC list of kin; they want to poll about remains
NEW YORK (AP) ' Several Sept. 11 victims' relatives have gone before a Manhattan judge. They hope to get a New York City-maintained list of next of kin for the nearly 2,800 people killed at the World Trade Center.
A hearing began Wednesday in the relatives' lawsuit against the city. They oppose a plan to put about 9,000 unidentified pieces of victims' remains underground in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. They want the list to poll families about the issue.
City and memorial officials and some other victims' relatives say family members were consulted and OK'd the arrangement.
The lawsuit proposes releasing the list to a retired judge. He'd send out a letter on the plaintiffs' behalf. The city says releasing the list would violate families' privacy.