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Working It: Living Between Hope And Hardship

In the third installment of our "Working It" series, we hear from James Elliott, a man who was laid off from his construction job of 18 years. He now works a handful of odd jobs but he's still worried about his family's future.
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'Time For Preparing And Talking Is About Over,' FEMA Chief Says

Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that's headed north from the Caribbean, is expected to make landfall along the New Jersey coast. Its impending arrival prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people across several states, and pushed New York City and Philadelphia to announce that their transit systems would close.
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Closing Courthouse Brought Moonshiners To Justice

Moonshine used to be big business in the South, an illegal business that also kept the federal courthouses busy. Now one of those facilities, once on the front lines of the war on homemade booze, is shutting down.
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'Des Moines Register' Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn't endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. "The president's best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short," the Register writes.
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Bust To Boom: Why Housing Matters, Economically

The presidential candidates won't let up on their economic talk, but job creation has stolen housing's thunder. Energizing the housing market could drive economic recovery, but a number of economic and political potholes lie ahead.
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Candidates Sprint To Election In Tight Contest

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds a slim lead in the popular vote in many polls. That's quite a turnaround from a little more than a month ago, when President Obama held clear leads in polling. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the race toward the finish line.
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Tale Of The Tape: Brown Vs. Warren In Massachusetts

GOP Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren are fighting for the U.S. Senate spot. If he wins, it would be a huge boost for Republicans hoping to prove his 2010 victory was no fluke. If she wins, she would become the state's first-ever female U.S. senator.
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The 'Ten Commandments Judge' Wants His Seat Back

In bright-red Alabama, the race for chief justice of the state's Supreme Court is surprisingly heated, pitting a controversial and archconservative former justice against a relatively unknown Democrat.

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