Residents of one community in the New York City borough of Queens endured both fire and flood when Sandy hit their barrier island. Two people died in the high water, and at least 80 houses are believed to have burned.
In New York City, early estimates for fixing the damage to the mass transit system are already in the billions. But New Yorkers used to zipping around the city in subways are thrilled to get even limited bus service back after the devastating storm.
From Virginia to Michigan, utility crews are scrambling to restore power after Superstorm Sandy caused record outages. More than 8 million customers lost power. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Elizabeth Shogren for an update on the outages.
Superstorm Sandy devastated much of New Jersey, with massive power outages, crippled mass transit routes, and an astonishing tidal surge. NPR's David Folkenflik spent time Tuesday with people from two small New Jersey towns covered — for a few hours — by seemingly biblical waters.
Sixty years ago, computers were used for the first time to predict the outcome of a presidential race. CBS used the UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers, on loan. The prediction was spot on, but a decade passed before the computer's potential was finally realized on election night.
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