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US Congress approves Sandy aid bill

The US Congress has passed an emergency aid package for victims of "superstorm" Sandy, days after an outcry over a delay in approval.

The $9.7bn (£5.9bn) bill will prevent a flood insurance fund from running out of money by next week.

Democrat Steny Hoyer from Maryland and Republican Pete King from New York were among those who spoke in the House of Representatives.

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