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Florida's New Battleground: The State Supreme Court

Every six years, Florida voters decide whether the state's Supreme Court justices get to keep their seats on the bench. Typically, these votes generate little public interest, but this year, Florida's Republican Party and outside political groups are targeting three justices for defeat.
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Norfolk, Va., Puts Flooding Survival Plan To The Test

The city has spent many years studying how to survive flooding in an era of rising sea levels. The centerpiece of its survival strategy is a comprehensive plan to keep water out of some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods.
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How Sandy's Path Could Chart A Course For Romney's Victory

The superstorm began its destructive tour of the American mainland in Florida, and that's where the GOP presidential nominee needs to begin his march on election night. Other states in its path included North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, states where Mitt Romney has a strong chance.
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Last Of The Early Voters In Ohio Make A Scene

At the polls Sunday, reporter Karen Kasler encountered a carnival-like atmosphere — including dancing people dressed in Sesame Street costumes, a Lincoln impersonator, mimes and food trucks.
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EPA Cites Hyundai, Kia For Inflating Gas Mileage On 900,000 Cars

The Environmental Protection Agency says the two South Korean carmakers, owned by the same parent company, overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles over the past three years. The automakers say they will reimburse customers by covering the additional fuel costs.
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The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of This Year's Campaign Ads

As the election season ends, so does the ad season. With millions spent and zillions of spots, do any ads stand out as memorable? Did they sway any voters? What does Madison Avenue say about their effectiveness and what makes an ad stick in the mind?
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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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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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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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