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The Republican governor cites the financial burden confronting the state and local communities and says debris removal might not be able to continue if governments aren’t fully reimbursed.

The federal government typically doesn’t reimburse for the total cost of such services. But the Christie administration says there’s precedent for the request: Other states have received the aid for limited periods after similar natural disasters.

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Cheney penning book about his health battles

NEW YORK — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the world’s most prominent heart patients, is working on a book about his many battles with coronary disease and the revolutionary changes in treatment that have helped keep him alive.

The 71-year-old Mr. Cheney is collaborating with his cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, and with his daughter, Liz Cheney. Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc., announced Monday that the book is scheduled for next fall.

“It explains and talks about all the developments in cardiology by going through my own case,” the former vice president said Monday during a brief telephone interview. “I’m alive today because of the tremendous advances that have been made.”

Financial terms were not disclosed, although a “portion of the authors’ net proceeds from the book will be donated to charity,” according to Scribner. Mr. Cheney was represented by Washington attorney Robert B. Barnett, whose clients also include President Obama and former President George W. Bush.

Mr. Cheney and his daughter also worked together on his memoir “In My Time,” published in 2011 by the conservative Simon & Schuster imprint Threshold Editions.

From wire dispatches and staff reports