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Free Gas Draws Crowds In New York City; Gas Rationing Starts In New Jersey

The governors of both New Jersey and New York signed executive orders Friday intended to help address fuel shortages in areas hit by Sandy. The federal government also said it would be working to deliver fuel to the area.
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Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterward — two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005.
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Nation's Christmas Tree Plucked From Colorado

The 70-foot spruce has left its home in White River National Forest and is heading by truck to Washington, D.C. Along the way, it will stop in 10 states. One of the drivers, Gerald Morris, is looking forward to the trip: "It's a great thing to be involved in such a project."
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Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

California's 7th Congressional District is the site of one of the most expensive races in the country. After California's independent redistricting committee redrew the district's boundaries, the seat has become competitive, and Democrats have put it on their list of seats they think they can take.
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Divergent Labor Markets: Private Gains, Public Losses

Friday's unemployment report shows a longer-term trend: The private sector created jobs as the public sector continued cutting them. The story of this difference begins with the financial crisis, in early November 2008.
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Marathon Runners Wonder, Why Not Cancel Earlier?

In a reversal of earlier assertions, New York City Marathon officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the race scheduled for Sunday. Thousands had been critical of the decision to hold the marathon as the city struggles to recover from Superstorm Sandy, but now it's the runners' turn to complain.
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Obama And Romney Enter Crunchtime

President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final push in the last weekend before Election Day. Their focus is on specific counties in certain battleground states where they hope their appearances will turn out supporters without turning off any voters still on the fence.

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