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Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Handy Maps And Apps

We've pulled together a selection of storm-tracking maps, graphics and animations from across the web to help keep you abreast of the storm's developments.
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Obama, Romney Take Breaks From Campaigning Amid Sandy

President Obama urged Americans in Sandy's path Monday to "please listen" to local officials, and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, urged help for those affected by the superstorm. The two candidates also canceled campaign events Monday and Tuesday.
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The Science Of Why Sandy Is Such A Dangerous Storm

Hurricanes often weaken as they travel north across colder water and approach land. But Sandy hasn't. One reason is that it's expected to change from a tropical storm powered by warm ocean water to something more like a winter storm powered by temperature and pressure differences in the atmosphere.
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Republicans On Path To Retaining Control Of The House

After three successive "wave" elections in the House, it looks like there will be little net change in 2012. And that means the Republicans are favored to retain the majority they won two years ago.
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Six Tips For Feeding The Family During A Storm-Related Power Outage

Storms like Sandy send many of us responsible for feeding the family running to the grocery store in a panic, and then throwing out a lot of food. Here are some tips to minimize both of those things. What are yours?
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Hurricane Sandy: Latest News As The Worst Begins To Be Felt

Do not disregard the warnings, officials say. Sandy's rains are falling on the Mid-Atlantic and as the storm's winds follow there will be dangerous conditions from Virginia to the Northeast. From now into Wednesday, Sandy will be drenching areas where millions live.
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Re-Educating Coyotes To Fear Humans In Mass.

Coyotes have moved into the Boston suburb of Belmont, Mass. The Boston Globe says they've lost their fear of humans because people feed them. So, Belmont is training volunteers for coyote hazing. Their job is to harass coyotes — shouting at them, throwing objects their way, even squirting them with water hoses.
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Key West, Fla., Celebrates The 'A-Conch-Alypse'

The Florida city has seen its share of hurricanes. But as Sandy passed well to the east, residents of the island completed their annual Fantasy Fest. The theme was "A-Conch-Alypse." A parade included floats with alien invaders, and a post-apocalyptic zombie ghost town.

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