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Napolitano: 'Literally Having People Go Door-To-Door'

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about disaster response in New York and New Jersey. Napolitano says restoring power is a high priority and the federal and state governments are taking steps to provide much-needed gasoline.
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Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Since Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.
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Levee Rebuilding Questioned After Sandy Breach

Experts are taking a close look at the country's levees after the failure of one caused massive flooding in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy. Some argue that rebuilding levees may only set the stage for the next flooding disaster.
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Time's Running Out For Missouri's Todd Akin

In the closing days of the campaign, some serious money is coming in behind the controversial GOP Senate nominee, and one recent poll showed his race against Claire McCaskill is a dead heat. But most observers think he's already done his campaign too much damage.
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Stuck In The Middle (Class) With You

When the presidential candidates speak about the "middle class," they're making a safe bet that you'll think they're talking to you. The middle class doesn't have an economic definition, and Americans of widely varying income levels identify with it. The class-based term seems to have lost its distinction.
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Insurance Companies Rethink Business After Sandy

Sandy is just the latest in a series of powerful storms to wallop the East Coast in recent years. The toll may cause insurance companies to consider how they will assess future risks.

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