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Many New Yorkers Still Unsure Of Where To Vote

A day before the election, some storm-stricken New Yorkers were trying to figure out where to vote. Meanwhile, the New York City Board of Elections is under pressure to make things run smoothly.
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'E-Hail' Companies Draw Ire From Cab Commissions

Robert Siegel talks with Geoffrey Fowler, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, about popular ridesharing and taxi apps like Uber and SideCar. They've begun to run afoul of state and local regulators as they've grown into a convenient alternative to hailing a cab the old-fashioned way.
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Ohio Senate Race One Of The Most Expensive In U.S.

The battle for control of the U.S. Senate has been expensive; no place more so than Ohio. Outside groups have spent more tens of millions dollars on the seat.
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Some New York City Students Head Back To School

Schools in New York City opened for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit the city last Monday. Some buildings had to be cleaned up before students arrived and a few had no heat. Still more than 90 schools remained closed due to storm damage or because they are still being used as evacuation shelters.
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The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of This Year's Campaign Ads

As the election season ends, so does the ad season. With millions spent and zillions of spots, do any ads stand out as memorable? Did they sway any voters? What does Madison Avenue say about their effectiveness and what makes an ad stick in the mind?
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Presidential Transition Begins Far Before Election Day

While Mitt Romney spent this last day campaigning in swing states, he had a busy team back in Washington D.C. The Republican presidential nominee's staff has been preparing for months for a possible transition into the presidency should Romney win the election. Over at the White House, members of President Obama's staff have also been thinking about what would have to happen should the president lose his re-election bid. Robert Siegel looks into what's going on behind the scenes of a possible presidential transition.
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New Jersey Boy Junot Diaz Reflects On Sandy

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Junot Diaz has called himself an "immigrant kid from central New Jersey." After the devastation of superstorm Sandy, he reflects on what he's seen there, and how it compares to the devastation he also witnessed following the tsunami in Japan.

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