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Sandy victims get generous boost from FEMA

NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey homeowners hit hard by Hurricane Sandy are receiving an unusually generous array of federal financial assistance, even as some safeguards were initially relaxed to speed distribution.

The moves testify to the clout of the region’s congressional delegation and the push by federal authorities in Washington to avoid criticisms about unresponsiveness that emerged in the aftermath of other major disasters.

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