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Group of Sept. 11 families disbands

A group of activist Sept. 11 families, whose members walked the halls of Congress for months pressing for passage of a law to overhaul the government's intelligence apparatus, said Tuesday it is disbanding.

The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission said it is breaking up now that the law has been passed. Some members will continue to push lawmakers for further changes, it said.

"It didn't make a lot of sense to just keep it hanging there," said Carie Lemack of Boston, whose mother died on American Airlines Flight 11. "It's hard and I think some people are probably more upset than others, but I think we're all still working toward the same goal of making the country safer."

The 12-member group, formed nearly three years ago, pressed for the creation of an independent commission to investigate intelligence failures preceding the 2001 terror attacks.

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