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Disputes Over Early Voting Ignite In Florida

The presidential election is not until Tuesday, but already disputes about the vote have broken out in Florida. The state's Republican-led legislature this year cut back the period allowed for early voting from 14 to 8 days, and it ended on Saturday. But some counties opened elections offices Sunday to allow people to cast absentee ballots in person.
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Missouri Ballot Measure Would Raise Cigarette Tax

Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax in the country and health advocates cite that when pointing to the state's high smoking rates and minimal resources to help people quit. A ballot measure in the state proposes changing that, directing the tax revenue to schools and tobacco prevention programs.
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Man Who Killed Octopus For 'Art Project' Angers Divers

A man who captured a giant Pacific octopus off the shores of Seattle sparks international rage in the diving community.
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Long Lines Await N.J. Residents Needing Gas

Basic services like electricity are being restored to those hit hardest by superstorm Sandy. But some resources like gas are still hard to come by. NPR's Martin Kaste talks with weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz from the only working gas station in Bayonne, N.J.
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Race Canceled, Marathoners Run For Storm Relief

New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that 30,000 to 40,000 people are homeless in his city after the storm. He compared the scope to hurricane Katrina. On Sunday, many New Yorkers who had planned to watch or run in the cancelled New York city marathon instead looked for ways to help. The closest hard-hit area for many was Staten Island, connected to Manhattan by a Ferry.
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Gay Marriage, Marijuana And Taxes: States Decide

Voters will decide 174 ballot propositions across 37 states this election, and some of those decisions could change the day-to-day lives of average Americans more than who wins the presidency.

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