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  • Con Ed Customers: 'Why So Long' With No Power?
    Many survivors of Hurricane Sandy are still without power. They are cold and tired, but reluctant to leave their homes. Consolidated Edison says some homes need to be certified by an electrician before the utility can flip the switch.
  • 'Let Mitt Be Mitt': But Who Was He?
    One of the biggest challenges Mitt Romney faced in his presidential campaign was the question of likability. Almost everyone who knows him likes him, but that likable guy was hard to find on the campaign trail — until the very end.
  • Experimental Malaria Vaccine Disappoints, But Work Continues
    An experimental vaccine for malaria reduces infants' risk of the disease by about a third. That's less than researchers had hoped for, given the vaccine's effectiveness in toddlers, but doctors say it's enough to prevent many high fevers, seizures and deaths in a lot of African children.
  • Stakes Rise In Malaria Battle As Cracks Appear In Drug's Armor
    At health clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border, malaria is getting tougher to treat as resistance to medication grows. Doctors say it may be time to focus on eradicating malaria before the drugs lose potency.
  • Tucson Shooter, Loughner, To Spend Life In Prison
    With his victims in court, including wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced for the shooting rampage last year at a congressional event outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people were killed and 13 others injured. He was spared the death penalty in a plea agreement most of the victims had approved with the court.
  • Nor'easter Adds To Hurricane Sandy's Power Outages
    A week-and-a-half after Superstorm Sandy, more than 740,000 customers in the Northeast still don't have power. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation claiming some of the utilities are badly managed and were not prepared. Some utilities are not able to offer a firm date when power will be restored.
  • What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections
    Political historian Allan Lichtman says he sees elections the way geophysicists see earthquakes — as events fundamentally driven by structural factors deep beneath the surface, rather than by superficial events at the surface.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis 'Simply Becomes Lincoln'
    Daniel Day Lewis is a two-time Oscar winning actor, but he surpasses himself and makes us see a celebrated figure in unanticipated ways in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. The movie unfolds during the final four months of the president's life as he focuses on getting Congress to pass the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery despite fierce opposition.
  • New Yorkers Face First Gas Rationing Since 1970s
    With long gas lines persisting more than a week after Superstorm Sandy, New York imposed a gasoline rationing plan Thursday that lets motorists fill up every other day. Police will be at gas stations Friday morning to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island
  • Sandy's Effects 'Staggering' To New York's Economy
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy will have a big impact on state budgets. That storm could cost his state $33 billion in economic damage. The situation is much the same in New Jersey.

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