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Obama signs $9.7 billion aid bill for Sandy victims

People walk through sand that washed up from the beach and onto Route 35 during superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Lavallette, N.J. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama signed a bill Sunday approving $9.7 billion in emergency disaster aid for victims of superstorm Sandy, after a delay sparked outrage among East Coast Republicans against their own party leadership.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NY surfer who survived Sandy drowns in Puerto Rico

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A lifeguard widely praised as a hero after Superstorm Sandy for rescuing neighbors endangered by rolling floodwaters and a fire that destroyed several homes in a small community where grief has been a frequent visitor has died in a surfing accident in Puerto Rico.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sandy cost NY $42B in damage, loss

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People walk through sand that washed up from the beach and onto Route 35 during superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Lavallette, N.J. AP FILE PHOTO

Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York, higher than expected, and the state and New York City are making big requests for disaster aid from the federal government, the state’s governor said Monday.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Doctors without Border on first US mission

New Cholera patients admitted to the MSF (Médecins Sans Frontière)(Doctors Without Borders) clinic on November 7, 2012 in Delmas, Haiti where they were treated for Cholera. Haitian health authorities announced November 6 that 21 people have died as a result of Cholera that resurged following Hurricane Sandy. "After Hurricane Sandy we recorded a resurgence of cholera due to floods, while many centers for the treatment of disease have been destroyed or damaged," he told AFP Dr. Ronald Francis, National Coordinator cholera. "We counted 21 dead, 17 in four health centers and in communities, and 2,224 people infected," reported Dr. Francis. AFP PHOTO / THONY BELIZAIRE

The group Doctors Without Borders has aided victims of war and disease in countries like Sudan, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands run in New York race of disappointment

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Celine Bally, 42, of French Martinique, gives a thumbs-down in front of the Central Park finish line for the now canceled New York Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in New York. Bally and her friend Virginia Arminjon, right, also from Martinique, traveled to New York to participate in the footrace and will leave disappointed. Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the race after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race, as the city continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy. AP/ John Minchillo

Thousands of frustrated marathon runners from around the world descended on New York’s Central Park on Sunday to take part in improvised races after the famed event fell victim to superstorm Sandy.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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