Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Here is a quick look at what we know about government spending on natural disasters, an increasingly controversial topic.
By Lisa Desjardins
The strong winds fueling a string of powerful wildfires in Southern California began to taper off Wednesday, but officials in San Diego said the damage there has already likely topped the $1 billion mark. A San Diego County official provides…
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