The story

The United States is rushing emergency aid to Pakistan -- an initial $5 million -- to help people uprooted by the fighting against extremists, according to the State Department.

The United States urged the Pakistanis to launch the military action that in recent days drove hundreds of thousands of people from their villages.

Meanwhile, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took a longer-term view Tuesday and discussed how the United States might triple aid to Pakistan over the next five years. Read full article »

CNN's Charlie Keyes contributed to this report.

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