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Post-Sandy, Residents Gut Hard-Hit Rockaway

A lot of residents in the Rockaway section of Queens walk around wearing surgical masks. The streets are jammed with sanitation trucks, supply trucks and tractors. It looks and sounds like a construction area, but it's not. It's a demolition zone as residents gut their homes to fight mold.
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Opportunities Emerge For Vets In Tough Job Market

One of the challenges veterans face is that their military skills sometimes don't come with certifications that private employers recognize. Several associations and companies are trying to address this problem by training and giving vets the certification.
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Petraeus' Downfall May Have Grown Out Of Jealousy

The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus appears to have grown out of jealousy. He had been having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, and she allegedly sent harassing emails to a woman in Florida she thought was too close to Petraeus. Now the discussion is turning to what people knew and when they knew it and why this explosive story came out just days after the election. Audie Cornish talks to Dina Temple-Raston.
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Election Marked Major Gains For Gay Rights Activists

Victories for same-sex marriage activists in four states last week mark a turnaround for them at the ballot box, following losses in 2004 and 2008. The wins come at a time when gay people seem to be enjoying broader acceptance in the U.S. Audie Cornish talks with New Yorker writer Alex Ross. Ross wrote a recent essay about the evolution of the gay rights movement in America.
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Supercomputers Act Like Talent Magnets

Titan, the new supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has been crowned the fastest in the world. It can clock 17.59 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second). Audie Cornish talks to Steve Henn for more.
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Writing Project Helps Veterans Cope After War

This Veterans Day marks the first issue launch of O-Dark-Thirty, a literature quarterly composed entirely of veterans' fiction and non-fiction. It's published by The Veterans Writing Project, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Robert Siegel speaks with retired Army Lt. Col. Ron Capps, now an award-winning author and director of the project.

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