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FEMA sends $2.75 million to schools damaged in Texas blast

DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) - Schools damaged by a West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion will receive $2.75 million in federal funds for temporary classrooms and administrative buildings, the government said Friday. Full story

W.C. Officials Give Breakdown of Storm Shelter Program Applicants

The Wichita County Judge has been doing some moving and shuffling in the county's storm shelter rebate program with FEMA. The application process started in January for this program that will reimburse qualifying homeowners up to $3,200 who install a storm shelter. To date, Judge Woody Gossom says h Full story

Evans homeowner says GA DOT road work messed up his house

An Evans homeowner says his home was destroyed from a twenty-year-old road project. Earlier this month, Edward Udell's Biltmore Drive home was flooded after a pipe beneath the house burst.  Full story

Gallup agrees to pay $10.5M to settle allegations

The Justice Department said Monday the Gallup Organization has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that the polling and market research firm improperly inflated prices for proposed contracts with the U.S. Mint and State Department. Full story

FEMA rejects more aid to Texas town ravaged by explosion

   FEMA denied further assistance to the town of West, Texas. West suffered major destruction after a fertilizer plant exploded killing 15 people and injuring hundreds more with $57 million estimated in damages. MSNBC's Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss the refusal to give aid.

FEMA denies more aid to West, Texas

   Mayor Tummy Muska reacts to FEMA's decision, and discusses what role Gov. Rick Perry may have played in this latest development.

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  Oklahoma looks to rebuild after tornado

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts and a political panel discuss recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma and whether they will receive the disaster relief they need from the government.

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