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New York Gets $200 Million for Defense Against Terror

The Bush administration announced today that it planned to provide New York a little more than $200 million in grants to help it defend itself against terrorist attack. The money was part of a $700 million aid package that Congress and President Bush approved last month to help densely populated cities considered most vulnerable to terrorist attack. It was unclear until today how much money New York would receive as part of the package. The money is being disbursed by the Department of Homeland Security. The $700 million pot was created after New York officials complained that the city, a past target for terrorists, was being shortchanged because Washington had been apportioning security aid to cities by using a formula that did not take into account vulnerabilities. Full Story

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