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FEMA Continues to Help Sandy Victims

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this weekend detailed its continuing efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. At the direction of the president, the agency is providing individual assistance for disaster survivors. “More than $455 million has already been approved for individuals to assist with housing and other disaster-related needs,” said Craig Fugate, FEMA administrator. “Impacted residents …

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New York Gas Rationing Begins in Storm’s Wake

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week signed an emergency order establishing gas rationing throughout the city. The implemented system uses odd-even license plate numbers to designate alternating days on which customers can purchase gasoline and diesel fuel. Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, busses, doctors, and taxis are all exempt. The mayor stated that the rationing was needed to reduce …

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Apple Makes $2.5 Million Donation to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

As many Americans are still struggling to fully recover, or in some cases start to recover, from the devastating storm that hit the east coast a couple of weeks ago, Apple has made a pledge to one of the leading relief organizations for the cause. 9to5Mac reports that Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross for the …

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Chris Christie Slams “Know-Nothing” Romney Staffers

Before Hurricane Sandy descended upon the northeastern states, New Jersey governor Chris Christie says, he told Mitt Romney that he more than likely wouldn’t be available for any campaign events in the week leading up to the election. Romney, he insists, was understanding. However, some in Romney’s camp don’t feel the same way, and have bashed the governor for not …

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Hot Dog! Look Who’s Back on Twitter (It’s Anthony Weiner)

Back in June of 2011, and sitting U.S. Representative tweeted an inappropriate photo of his private area to thousands of followers. His name, as you probably recall, is Anthony Weiner. Weiner tweeted a pic of his wiener. The jokes wrote themselves – it was just too easy. Like most people caught in an incredibly embarrassing, possibly career-ending mess, Weiner lied …

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Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE]

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath is still being felt in many parts of the east coast. The storm, which hit many major metropolitan areas a little over a week ago, has caused untold billions in property damage and has cost the lives of dozens of Americans. Today, Foursquare has developed a visualization that shows how the storm affected check-in patterns in lower …

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N.J. Earthquake Rattles Sandy Victims

Several towns in New Jersey experienced a small-magnitude earthquake early this morning, causing panic in an area still trying to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The tremblor measured around a 2.0 on the Richter scale and struck the towns of Ringwood, Mahwah, Wanaque, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, West Milford and Paterson. Although it originated around three miles underground …

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Twitter: Over 20 Million Hurricane Sandy Tweets, Uptick in “Red Cross” and “Donate Blood”

Twitter’s official Twitter account has tweeted out some interesting stats about October 27 through November 1st, or the Saturday through Thursday encompassing Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The big number: 20 million+. That’s the number of Sandy-related tweets that Twitter registered in that time frame. As you might expect, the terms “Hurricane” and “Sandy” were the most commonly used terms …

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New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path filled with dangerous debris and residents trying to clean up their broken lives. Many on both sides of the argument …

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NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence

The lines for gasoline are long and nerve-wracking in New York today as customers queue up in breakdown lanes for miles outside of the few gas stations that are open, disrupting the flow of traffic and causing fights. Because Hurricane Sandy left paths of destruction and–in many areas–no electricity, stations are having trouble even receiving gas, because the tanker trucks …

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Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful

A Brazilian model who turned the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy into her own photo shoot is defending the pictures, saying they aren’t disrespectful. Nana Gouvea has garnered quite a bit of heat and attention for the photos and, as soon as they went viral, a selection of altered photos began showing up on the web as well which depicted Gouvea …

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Facebook Gifts Now Allows for Gifts to Charity, Still Rolling Out to Users

Those of you who already have access to the Facebook Gifts platform now have another type of gift you can give your friends. Instead of buying them a t-shirt, box of cookies, or gift card, why not make a charitable contribution in their name? Today, Facebook announced that they have partnered with eleven nonprofits to make donations available inside their …

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