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If You Voted Election Day, Tell Us What You Saw

The most expensive election in U.S. history could be decided by one a tight margin. As results begin to roll in, all eyes are on Ohio, Florida and other swing states that are still too close to call. And both campaigns have lawyers at the ready in case of recounts or problems at polling places.
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Ready-To-Eat Meals Feed Thousands In Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

A close cousin of the military's MREs has moved out of Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency warehouses and into the hands of the ordinary citizens of New York and New Jersey hurt by Superstorm Sandy's bluster and flooding last week.
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What Issues Did The Candidates Miss?

Voters have been bombarded by political ads, but some topics have gotten very little attention this election season. Host Michel Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about some of this election's hidden issues. She speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, Jennifer Ludden, and David Schaper, as well as The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger.
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Is The Nightly Homework Battle Worth It?

A lot of kids hate homework, and studies show they're getting more of it than ever. But experts are questioning whether the work is worth it. Host Michel Martin discusses the debate over homework with a panel of parents, including regular contributor Jolene Ivey, psychologist Kenneth Goldberg and educator Stephen Jones.
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Will Hidden Issues Make The Agenda Next Term?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the big issues missing on the campaign trail. Issues like crime, caregiving, poverty and climate change might affect millions of people, but they may not win a lot of votes. Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about whether these issues will enter the conversation over the next four years.
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Presidential Campaigns Need Volunteers To Succeed

The campaigns of President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have counted on an army of volunteers who have, among other things, knocked on doors, made phone calls and staffed booths at county fairs and parades in every state in the country.
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Florida's Early Voting Outcome Differs From 2008

Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation this year that cut back the number of early voting days. In 2008, a big early Democratic turnout helped Barack Obama carry the state. With reduced early voting days, Democrats enter Election Day with a smaller lead over Republicans in Florida than four years ago.
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Presidential Vote May Outshine State Ballot Initiatives

Along with voting for the next president, people across the country are deciding on a long list of state ballot initiatives. The issues range from same-sex marriage to marijuana regulation and taxation. Steve Inskeep talks to Josh Goodman, a staff writer for the Pew Center on the States, about some of the state issues getting the most attention.
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Sandy Victims Struggle To Find Temporary Housing

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hired a former FEMA official with Hurricane Katrina experience to direct the city's housing recovery, following Superstorm Sandy. It's another sign of the seriousness of the housing shortage caused by the storm.

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