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Washington Surprised By News Of Petraeus Affair

Officials in Washington are still trying to make sense of the sudden resignation last week of CIA Director David Petraeus. More details are emerging about the extramarital affair that brought Petraeus down. It came to light following an FBI investigation, which was not focused originally on the CIA director but soon led to him.
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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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Still Without Power, Long Islanders Grow Weary

At last count, some 120,000 Long Island households are starting their third week without electricity following Superstorm Sandy. The possibility of spending Thanksgiving in the dark has boiled anger to new heights. Charles Lane from member station WSHU found out.
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For Some Sandy Victims, Their Car Is All That's Left

Jim O'Grady of member station WNYC visits with a man who lost his home on Staten Island to Hurricane Sandy. He now has no place to live, and when he can't find a place with friends he's been sleeping in his car.
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Left Homeless, Storm Victims Turn To Internet To Find Shelter

Tens of thousands of people in the New York City area lost their homes to Superstorm Sandy. Many may be in need of temporary housing, so the home-sharing website Airbnb is working to connect people made homeless by Sandy with people willing to provide free housing.

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