VPR Newscast: Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:35 a.m.

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A block of four homes in Jamaica that were washed away in Tropical Storm Irene may NOT qualify for a FEMA buyout. The news comes as a shock to the four displaced homeowners, who’ve been waiting more than a year for the program to come through. VPR’s Susan Keese has the story. Two people are dead and 19 injured following an explosion at a pharmaceutical plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec yesterday afternoon. Vermont’s Public Service Board is hearing some supportive testimony about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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