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'Seattle Times' Under Fire For Free Political Ads

Staffers at The Seattle Times are protesting the newspaper's decision to run free political ads for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and for the state's referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage. The company says the ads are part of a pilot project to prove that political advertising in newspapers can work. But journalists at the paper say giving away the space diminishes their journalistic integrity.
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Keeping Sandy's Economic Impact In Perspective

As the massive cleanup begins, business owners, workers and investors are wondering what impact the megastorm ultimately will have on their wallets. Did Sandy weigh down economic activity enough to drown the recovery? Or will the rebuilding efforts boost growth over the longer term?
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Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the grid is inherently vulnerable even as damaging weather events seem to be occurring more frequently.
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Captain's Judgment Questioned After Sinking Of Tall Ship

A replica of the 18th century of mutiny fame went down off Cape Hatteras during Hurricane Sandy. The captain apparently thought he could outmaneuver the massive storm.
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Superstorm Sandy Takes Toll On New York Hospitals

When Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too, and more than 200 patients had to be evacuated.
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Superstorm Sandy Inspires Hoaxes, Halts Business

As Sandy moved north, stories and pictures of her power spread across social media. But not every photo could be believed. And on Wall Street, Sandy exacted a financial toll, closing down trading for two consecutive days.
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States Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Sandy has been downgraded to a post-tropical storm, and continues to move north and west. Heavy winds, rains and snow battered states from Maine to North Carolina to Ohio, millions of people are without power, and a record-breaking storm surge poured into Manhattan streets and subway tunnels.
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A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

The mid-Atlantic region is no stranger to hurricanes, but as Sandy made its way north and onto land, it collided with cold winter weather, wrapping frigid air into its spinning mass.

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