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How Secure are Electronic Voting Machines?

Election Day 2012 is just around the corner, and many Americans will be casting their ballots on electronic voting machines. But how reliable are these devices? Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech, discusses the technologies at your polling station.
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Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner

The California lottery has finally tracked down the mystery winner of a $23 million jackpot, just before the deadline for the winner to claim the prize. No one had, despite signs and a surveillance photo of the winner plastered all over the liquor store where she bought the lottery ticket.
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Attention, Shoppers: Health Care Prices Go Online In Colorado

It's pretty tough figuring out how much a particular medical procedure will cost in advance. But Colorado is now one of several states trying to make it easier for consumers to comparison shop before they get care.
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Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters

Superstorm Sandy turned out the lights along the Eastern Seaboard, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. Host Michel Martin looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media during Sandy, including intentional hoaxes. She speaks with Rey Junco of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why some users spread misinformation.
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What's The Priority: Unemployment Or Deficit?

The economy added 171,000 jobs in October, but unemployment edged up to 7.9 percent. Unemployment isn't the only economic issue on the table, there's also the deficit. Host Michel Martin speaks with economist and writer Julianne Malveaux and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax to see how those two factors affect the economy at large.
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Final Pre-Election Jobs Report Can Be Spun By Both Obama And Romney

The final jobs report before Election Day had news both presidential campaigns could use. President Obama can point to the number of new jobs created to claim that his policies are working. And Mitt Romney can point to an uptick in the jobless rate to make the case that the economy is at a standstill.
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Coast Guard Probing Tall Ship's Sinking; Captain Had Spoken About Hurricanes

In August, Capt. Robin Walbridge talked with a Maine video journalist about how the HMS Bounty could handle rough seas. Monday, the ship sank off the coast of North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy roared through. Walbridge is missing. One crew member is dead. Fourteen were rescued.

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