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  • For Famously Impatient New Yorkers, Lots Of Waiting
    New Yorkers are an impatient bunch. But Tuesday night in the neighborhoods without electricity, all people could do was wait.
  • Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government's Role
    For President Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for disaster relief. Mitt Romney and the GOP put more faith in local government and voluntary efforts.
  • The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President
    Sixty years ago, computers were used for the first time to predict the outcome of a presidential race. CBS used the UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers, on loan. The prediction was spot on, but a decade passed before the computer's potential was finally realized on election night.
  • Walt Disney Co. To Buy George Lucas Film Studio
    The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it is buying Lucasfilm, reportedly paying more than $4 billion in stock and cash for the studio founded and owned by George Lucas. Disney says it will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
  • New York's Breezy Point Endures Fire And Flood
    Residents of one community in the New York City borough of Queens endured both fire and flood when Sandy hit their barrier island. Two people died in the high water, and at least 80 houses are believed to have burned.
  • Southern N.J. Residents Tally The Damage
    In southern New Jersey, some residents on the barrier islands are cleaning up after Sandy.
  • Scrutinizing The Candidates' Stump Speeches
    The next time President Obama and Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, they will deliver stump speeches to crowds of supporters who don't often give the messages a lot of scrutiny. In the first of two stories, NPR shows the speeches to people who would give them a more critical look: political operatives from the opposite party. First up: President Obama.
  • New York Markets Set To Reopen On Tuesday
    The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ are both set to reopen Tuesday. The markets were closed Monday and Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy pounded the East Coast, flooding New York's financial district.
  • Airline Industry Still Feeling The Effects Of Sandy
    Superstorm Sandy is still having a major impact on air travel. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights nationwide, and it will likely be days before air travel is back to normal.
  • Halloween Spending On The Rise
    The total amount of spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach $8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Some trends include Victorian corsets, group costumes, and fancy dress for pets.

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