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Monday, November 5, 2012

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  • Romney, Obama Make Final Pitches In Swing States
    The two presidential candidates made their final campaign stops ahead of Tuesday's election. Melissa Block talks with Ari Shapiro, who traveled with Mitt Romney, and Scott Horsley, who traveled with President Obama, about their final pitch to voters.
  • Some New York City Students Head Back To School
    Schools in New York City opened for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit the city last Monday. Some buildings had to be cleaned up before students arrived and a few had no heat. Still more than 90 schools remained closed due to storm damage or because they are still being used as evacuation shelters.
  • Many New Yorkers Still Unsure Of Where To Vote
    A day before the election, some storm-stricken New Yorkers were trying to figure out where to vote. Meanwhile, the New York City Board of Elections is under pressure to make things run smoothly.
  • In Syria's Biggest City, A Deadly Stalemate
    It's been more than three months since rebels in Syria launched an offensive to take the northern city of Aleppo. In the early days of the offensive, the rebels took about half the city. But since then, neither the rebels nor government forces have managed to gain the upper hand.
  • Republican Grab For Senate Seats May Not Come Easy
    Melissa Block talks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the Senate races to watch on Tuesday.
  • Legal Battle Surrounds Florida Early Voting Dispute
    Early voting officially ended on Saturday in Florida. But legal challenges by Democrats opened up election offices in several counties on Sunday.
  • EPA Cites Hyundai, Kia For Inflating Gas Mileage On 900,000 Cars
    The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
  • Lincoln's Screen Legacy, Decidedly Larger Than Life
    Abraham Lincoln's likeness adorns everything from the penny to a South Dakota mountain. Naturally, such a heroic and tragic American figure has been a subject for the silver screen since its early days. NPR's Bob Mondello surveys some of the most memorable big-screen Lincolns.
  • New Jersey Boy Junot Diaz Reflects On Sandy
    Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz has called himself an "immigrant kid from central New Jersey." After the devastation of superstorm Sandy, he reflects on what he's seen there, and how it compares to the devastation he also witnessed following the tsunami in Japan.
  • Hard-Hit Long Island Awaits Power As Temps Drop
    About a third of the roughly 1 million without power in New York live on Long Island. With temperatures falling, residents are desperate to get back in their homes. Officials, however, say powering up homes is a challenge because of electrical fire risks that could make a bad situation worse.

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