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Hypocrite Louisiana Republicans demand flood aid -- voted against Hurricane Sandy relief for the Northeast


Steve Scalise, Republican hypocrite-in-chiefAP

Call it logrolling or one hand washing the other, a generally recognized fact in Washington is that if you want something for your district, it pays to agree to the same thing for another guy’s district.

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Devastating floods in Louisiana

A tropical depression-like low pressure system crawled over the American Gulf Coast states during the last week delivering a deluge to Louisiana.

Already prone to flooding due to its low elevation, some parts of the state were hammered with more than 700 mm of rain in only 48 hours. 41 more words

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CBS2 Demanding Answers: Neighbors Say Abandoned Moonachie House Is Spoiling Community

MOONACHIE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Residents of a New Jersey neighborhood are fed up, complaining that their borough has done little to address a mess at an abandoned home that was flooded during Superstorm Sandy. 347 more words

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Andrew Cuomo Says the Obama Administration Doesn't Understand Federal Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Barack Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development today for alleging New York mishandled $22.4 million in hurricane relief funds from Washington—insisting that his administration understands federal law better than Obama’s. 412 more words

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L train will close for 18 months in Manhattan in 2019, MTA says

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

The MTA announced this morning that the L train will be completely shut down between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 months beginning in January, 2019. 852 more words

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Queens couple defrauded FEMA, claimed to be Sandy victims, DA says

HOWARD BEACH, Queens — A Queens couple are facing charges for filing false FEMA claims to collect more than $25,000 in Superstorm Sandy benefits, District Attorney Richard Brown said Monday. 334 more words

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