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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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Crews Work To Restore Power, And Explain The Delay

Five days after Superstorm Sandy, crews in New Jersey are still working 14-hour days to restore power. Part of the job is cleaning each individual wire, and part is explaining what took so long to get the lights back on.
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Campaigns Strive To Project Confidence, But Not Hubris, In Final Days

Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it's looking like a blowout.
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They're Furry And Furious: Puppets Protest At The U.S. Capitol

Hundreds of puppet-loving protesters march on Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for federal financing of public broadcasting.

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