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Romney Picks Campaign Trail Back Up In Florida

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida on Wednesday, the resumption of a crowded campaign schedule thwarted by superstorm Sandy.
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Smart Power Grid May Have Lessened Sandy's Impact

Old age and a new threat — climate change — are putting a strain on the East Coast's power infrastructure after Sandy.
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A 'Witch Queen' Who Casts Her Spells Year-Round

Lady Rhea is not the kind of witch you'll find in a pointy hat this Halloween. She is a real workaday Wiccan, grinding out a living selling magic products in the Bronx.
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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

The latest installment of "Assassin's Creed," one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
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Auto Legend Iacocca Backs Romney In Ohio Car Wars

As the presidential race zeroes in on Ohio, and the auto industry gets renewed focus in the all-important swing state, Mitt Romney's campaign touted the backing of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and the company's former president, Hal Sperlich.
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Finding New Tricks To Get More Satisfaction Out Of Low-Fat Foods

While both thickness and creaminess sensations contribute to our eating satisfaction, thick foods keep us from feeling hungry longer, researchers say. That could help scientists in their continued quest to develop low-calorie foods that are more satisfying in the long run.
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In Sandy's Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain Attention

A hurricane is no time for campaigning. That naturally gives an advantage to the incumbent, whose job is leading the cleanup and recovery efforts. The media will eventually turn its gaze back to the campaign, but there isn't much time left.
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Superstorm Sandy Disrupts Life For Weeks To Come

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue to push north toward Canada, leaving behind flooding and destruction. Millions of people remain without electricity across more than 15 states, thousands are in shelters and it may be days before power and public transportation systems are restored.

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