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Presidential Transition Begins Far Before Election Day

While Mitt Romney spent this last day campaigning in swing states, he had a busy team back in Washington D.C. The Republican presidential nominee's staff has been preparing for months for a possible transition into the presidency should Romney win the election. Over at the White House, members of President Obama's staff have also been thinking about what would have to happen should the president lose his re-election bid. Robert Siegel looks into what's going on behind the scenes of a possible presidential transition.
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Many New Yorkers Still Unsure Of Where To Vote

A day before the election, some storm-stricken New Yorkers were trying to figure out where to vote. Meanwhile, the New York City Board of Elections is under pressure to make things run smoothly.
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New Jersey Boy Junot Diaz Reflects On Sandy

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz has called himself an "immigrant kid from central New Jersey." After the devastation of superstorm Sandy, he reflects on what he's seen there, and how it compares to the devastation he also witnessed following the tsunami in Japan.
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Ohio Senate Race One Of The Most Expensive In U.S.

The battle for control of the U.S. Senate has been expensive; no place more so than Ohio. Outside groups have spent more tens of millions dollars on the seat.
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'E-Hail' Companies Draw Ire From Cab Commissions

Robert Siegel talks with Geoffrey Fowler, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, about popular ridesharing and taxi apps like Uber and SideCar. They've begun to run afoul of state and local regulators as they've grown into a convenient alternative to hailing a cab the old-fashioned way.
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Some New York City Students Head Back To School

Schools in New York City opened for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit the city last Monday. Some buildings had to be cleaned up before students arrived and a few had no heat. Still more than 90 schools remained closed due to storm damage or because they are still being used as evacuation shelters.
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Electronic Voting More Secure, But Concerns Remain

Almost all Americans will use either electronic voting equipment or have their ballots counted by an optical scan machine in Tuesday's election. While there are still concerns about reliability and security of voting equipment, many experts say things have improved greatly since 2000.
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Final Election Pew Poll Shows Obama Narrowly Ahead

Over the past few weeks, we've been checking in regularly with pollster Andrew Kohut, president of Pew Research Center. On the eve of Election Day, he talks to Robert Siegel about the difficulties of polling during this campaign and the center's final poll, in which President Obama regained the lead.
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Romney, Obama Make Final Pitches In Swing States

The two presidential candidates made their final campaign stops ahead of Tuesday's election. Melissa Block talks with Ari Shapiro, who traveled with Mitt Romney, and Scott Horsley, who traveled with President Obama, about their final pitch to voters.
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Republican Grab For Senate Seats May Not Come Easy

Melissa Block talks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the Senate races to watch on Tuesday.

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