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White House reports $5 billion in disaster aid needed nationwide

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Just after last month's budget deal, the White House is telling Congress there's a need for more than $5 billion in additional disaster relief -- and that's before Hurricane Irene.

The administration said Congress can provide more than $11 billion in aid next year without offsetting budget cuts as demanded by some Republicans. There is a provision in the budget agreement that allows flexibility in disaster spending.

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