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San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Nation -

1. Na­tional flood in­sur­ance: The House on Nov. 29 voted, 350 for and 46 against, to ex­tend the Na­tional Flood In­sur­ance Pro­gram through Dec. 7, avert­ing a clo­sure set to oc­cur at the end of Novem­ber with­out this bill. The House last year passed a long-term ex­ten­sion that was dis­puted over par­tial pri­va­ti­za­tion of the fed­er­ally run pro­gram. That mea­sure is stalled in the Se­nate.

Al­ready more than $20 bil­lion in debt de­spite a re­cent tax­payer bailout of $16 bil­lion, the pro­gram — with­out re­forms — is ex­pected to take on red ink at an ac­cel­er­ated pace as hur­ri­canes and flood­ing be­come in­creas­ingly de­struc­tive as a re­sult of

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