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Vermont To FEMA: Put Our Flooding On Your Maps

Flood maps for the state are old and don't include flooding from fast-rising rivers and streams, the kind of flooding that tore up Vermont during Tropical Storm Irene. Because of that, some areas don't qualify for FEMA assistance.
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House Leadership Crashes Into Outside Hurdles On Bills

In several recent cases, Speaker John Boehner's problem hasn't been the Democrats as much as members of his own party, backed by conservative outside groups. But those groups say they could be allies with the House leadership, if only it would push conservative policy.
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Unfinished FEMA Flood Maps Put Sandy Victims In Limbo

Besides disaster assistance, FEMA also oversees the creation of flood maps, which are then used to set building codes and flood insurance rates. Superstorm Sandy struck as FEMA was updating those maps, and now some homeowners looking to rebuild face an expensive choice.
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Two Daytime Soaps Return, But Will Fans Follow Online?

When ABC cancelled the daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live in 2011, millions of fans suddenly found themselves left without their daily guilty pleasure. Both shows are re-launching Monday, but they won't be on any TV channel — the soaps are going online.
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Conservative Shift Has Some Kansans Yearning For The Past

Journalist Jason Probst says he doesn't recognize his own state. He wrote a faux obituary lamenting Kansas' lost battle with extremism. But Republican Gov. Sam Brownback sees a bright future. He wants to eliminate state income taxes, hoping to build a model for other red states.
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FAA Ends Furlough Program, Returns To Normal Staffing Sunday

The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its furlough program, which was blamed for creating or worsening travel delays this week. The move comes after Congress voted at the end of this week to let the FAA move money around in its budget.
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Justice Breyer Fractures Shoulder In (Another) Bike Accident

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder. The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington's National Mall on Friday.
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Boylston Street Businesses Get Patrons, Loan Offer In Boston

Faced with sharp losses after the Boston Marathon bombing attack, businesses in the affected Copley Square area can apply for federal help, the Small Business Administration says. People flocked to Boylston Street on Saturday, its first weekend the street's been fully open since the bombing attack.

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