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Grab And Go: N.J. Residents Get Quick Trip Home

Some barrier island residents are getting their first look at their property along the New Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy. Officials are shuttling them in to survey the damage briefly and pick up a few belongings.
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Sports: A Possible Super Bowl Preview And Letting Go

Host Scott Simon catches up on the week in sports with Howard Bryant of ESPN: A surprise contender out of Chicago is taking on a well-funded operation with a mighty offensive attack and an NBA firing that surprised exactly no one.
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In Second Term, Obama Has New Opportunity

Host Scott Simon talks with John Podesta about the transition from the first Obama administration to the next. Podesta served as co-chair of President Obama's 2008 transition team. Podesta, who currently chairs the Center for American Progress, says first terms always emphasize big building blocks of legislation, whereas second terms focus on implementing good management.
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A Stunning Fall For CIA's Celebrated Petraeus

CIA director David Petraeus has resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about this latest development in the former general's storied career.
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Political Sparring Ahead Of Fiscal Cliff

Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera about the efforts to overhaul America's tax system and prospects for reaching a compromise before the end of the year, when automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are set to go into effect.
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BBQ Support: Feeding Fellow Americans After Sandy

When Sandy hit the Eastern Seaboard, three men from Chicago raised money for food and then drove to NYC to feed storm victims. NPR's Richard Gonzales sent an audio postcard from Howard Beach, N.Y.

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