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US House Passes Aid Package for Hurricane Sandy

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure providing $51 billion in relief and recovery aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit the U.S. northeast. House members voted 241 to 180 late Tuesday to provide the disaster relief, which will go in part to repair transit systems, […]

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Tropical Storm Wukong Kills Four in Philippines

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical storm Wukong has left at least four people dead in the Philippines, which is still recovering from a typhoon earlier this month that killed over a thousand people. Officials say three people were also missing as the storm cut through the central Philippines on Thursday, overflowing rivers, flooding towns, and making many roads impassable. […]

Difficult Election Day Ahead for NYC, NJ

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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As the residents of New York and New Jersey struggle to recover from last week’s “superstorm” Sandy, election officials are struggling to make sure that those residents get a chance to cast their votes Tuesday. Both New York and New Jersey state governments have enacted measures letting voters vote at polling places other than their […]

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New York Struggles to Recover from Sandy

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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One million New York City school children returned to classes Monday, a week after superstorm Sandy devastated much of the U.S. East Coast, but workers continued to endure long commutes and many homes remained without power. Even as the city struggled to regain some semblance of a normal start to the work week, thousands of […]

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New York Struggles to Recover from Sandy

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A million New York school children returned to classes Monday a week after superstorm Sandy devastated much of the U.S. East Coast, but workers endured long commutes to their jobs and 1.4 million people remained without power. Even as the city struggled to regain some semblance of a normal start to the work week, thousands […]

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Power Back on in Lower Manhattan, New York City

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The lights are back on in New York City’s lower Manhattan while other parts of the city still struggle with no electricity, no gasoline, and falling temperatures. Cheers could be heard throughout lower Manhattan as the power came back Saturday. The neighborhood has been in the dark since Superstorm Sandy caused an explosion at a […]

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Eastern US Continues to Recover From ‘Superstorm’

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Many New Yorkers are still without critical resources, including power, heat and food, days after “superstorm” Sandy thrashed the U.S. East Coast. U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that the country still has “a long way to go” to make sure that the people of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and surrounding areas get their […]

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New York Continues to Recover From ‘Superstorm’

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Many New Yorkers Saturday are still without critical resources, including power, heat and food, in the wake of the devastation caused by “superstorm” Sandy that thrashed the U.S. East Coast. Some New Yorkers were surprised that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had initially given the go-ahead for Sunday’s New York Marathon, when so many of the city’s […]

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Hurricane Death Toll Rising, NYC Marathon Still On

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Sandy is above 90 and rising, as emergency workers canvass flood- and fire-ravaged neighborhoods, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will carry on Sunday with its annual, world-famous marathon. Police say at least 59 people were killed during the storm in New York City and […]

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Obama, Christie to View NJ Damage

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the storm-battered state of New Jersey Wednesday as residents struggle to recover from one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the region. Mr. Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — a Democrat and Republican normally at odds with one another — are expected to view the […]

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