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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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Despite Anti-Fungal Treatment, More Woes For Some Meningitis Patients

Two new types of fungal infection are emerging among people exposed to contaminated medication from a Massachusetts pharmacy.
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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try To Make A Mark

From a DVD claiming that President Obama's real father was a communist poet, to small-market TV ads of child readers urging support for the president, this campaign season has seen its share of outside-the-mainstream efforts to influence the election.
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Amid Cheers, Manhattan Comes Back To Life

Power has come back on to most areas of Manhattan blacked out by superstorm Sandy. Many people celebrated the return of lights, heat and water as an opportunity to return to normal life. NPR's Quil Lawrence visited a housing project on the lower east side, where residents were grateful to be out of the darkness.
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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try Winning Votes

From a DVD claiming that President Obama's real father was a communist poet, to small-market TV ads of child readers urging support for the president, this campaign season has seen its share of outside-the-mainstream efforts to influence the election.
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Nonvoters: The Other Abstinence Movement

In an election where we're told every vote counts, a large swath of eligible Americans are not planning to vote early or late or at any time. For myriad reasons — cynicism, apathy, moral objections — some people are choosing to abstain. Here's what they told us.

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