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’60 Minutes’ report prompts call for action

New oversight hearings of flood insurance claims of homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy are being called for by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer of New York, and Robert Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey. According to ...

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Flood of legal questions now roils Sandy survivors

NEW YORK  — First they needed blankets and generators. But before long, many of Superstorm Sandy’s bedraggled survivors also needed a lawyer. Thousands of people with damaged homes and businesses have sought help with legal headaches ranging from fights with ...

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Report: Communication lacking in NY gas crisis

NEW YORK — An official investigating New York’s response to Superstorm Sandy has blamed the gas shortage that crippled the region partly on poor communication among state, local and federal authorities. The Oct. 29 storm knocked out power to thousands ...

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Senate nears vote on $50.5B bill for Sandy victims

WASHINGTON — Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal areas in much of the Northeast, the Senate moved Monday toward passing a $50.5 billion emergency package of relief and recovery aid after House Republicans stripped it of spending unrelated to ...

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Sandy leads to rental car shortage

NEW YORK — Thanksgiving travelers who have yet to rent a car in the Northeast are out of luck: Superstorm Sandy has created a shortage. The storm has damaged thousands of cars — including those owned by rental companies. The ...

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