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Thousands Of New Yorkers Homeless After Sandy

Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes as a result of superstorm Sandy. Melissa Block talks with Martin Kaste about the situation and the government's response.
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Shh! 400-Foot-Long Trailer Carrying Radioactive Material Is On Secret Mission

It's longer than a football field, has 192 wheels and is hauling "slightly radioactive" steel from California to Utah. You can't exactly hide it, but the exact route isn't being disclosed.
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Cookies, Wax And The Vote: Kids Choose The Next President

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., found out that a little sugar, a chance to meet wax figures of presidents, and voting in life-like voting booths may help kids begin to develop a passion to participate in elections.
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What Else Could $6 Billion Buy?

The cost of the 2012 election will top a record $6 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. If you find it difficult to visualize that figure, here are a few other ways to think about what $6 billion could buy.
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Superstorm Sandy: Latest Figures & How To Help Those In Need

The death toll in the U.S. has topped 100 and the number of customers without power still exceeds 1.3 million. Looking for how you might be able to help? WNYC and The Star-Ledger have compiled lists of groups that are assisting the storm's victims.
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Sandy Recovery Effort Faces A New Storm

A week after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast, temperatures are dropping and forecasters warn of another storm on the way. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands remain without power, gas shortages continue and tens of thousands still don't know when they'll be able to return to their homes.
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Sluggish Economy Relies More On Part-Time Workers

As retailers work to stay afloat during the slow economic recovery, employers are cutting costs by streamlining staff schedules — increasingly relying on part-time workers, who can cover flexible shifts on short notice. But the unpredictable hours, modest wages and lack of benefits take a toll.

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