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Election Lesson: Why Every Vote Counts

In Walton, Kentucky, Robert McDonald ran for city council and finished in a tie with his opponent. A coin toss may decide the winner — leaving McDonald to wonder how easily it could have been different. His wife goes to school, works at a hospital at night, sleeps during the day. And in a state where early voting is limited, she missed her chance to vote.
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New York Starts Gas Rationing; New Jersey To Re-evaluate

Starting today, New York City and Long Island are enforcing rules about when you can fill up your tank. New Jersey, where post-Sandy problems also remain daunting, has been doing that for more than a week. Gov. Chris Christie says he'll re-evaluate the need for doing that over this weekend.
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VIDEO: Obama Tears Up As He Thanks Campaign Staff

"What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."
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Boehner: 'Raising Tax Rates Is Unacceptable'

In an interview with ABC News, House Speaker John Boehner drew the battle lines over the coming "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
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Voters In Swing Counties Revisit Election Issues

Now that the election is over, Morning Edition is getting back in touch with some voters we met over the summer in swing counties in Florida, Wisconsin and Colorado.
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Tucson Shooter, Loughner, To Spend Life In Prison

With his victims in court, including wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced for the shooting rampage last year at a congressional event outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people were killed and 13 others injured. He was spared the death penalty in a plea agreement most of the victims had approved with the court.
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Con Ed Customers: 'Why So Long' With No Power?

Many survivors of Hurricane Sandy are still without power. They are cold and tired, but reluctant to leave their homes. Consolidated Edison says some homes need to be certified by an electrician before the utility can flip the switch.
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Nor'easter Adds To Hurricane Sandy's Power Outages

A week-and-a-half after Superstorm Sandy, more than 740,000 customers in the Northeast still don't have power. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation claiming some of the utilities are badly managed and were not prepared. Some utilities are not able to offer a firm date when power will be restored.

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