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Presidential Vote May Outshine State Ballot Initiatives

Along with voting for the next president, people across the country are deciding on a long list of state ballot initiatives. The issues range from same-sex marriage to marijuana regulation and taxation. Steve Inskeep talks to Josh Goodman, a staff writer for the Pew Center on the States, about some of the state issues getting the most attention.
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Sandy Victims Struggle To Find Temporary Housing

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hired a former FEMA official with Hurricane Katrina experience to direct the city's housing recovery, following Superstorm Sandy. It's another sign of the seriousness of the housing shortage caused by the storm.
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Boca Raton's Mayor Wants A Spelling Change

The Florida city of Boca Raton is often mispronounced. Decades ago, the city used to be spelled Boca Ratone. Mayor Susan Whelchel wants the e put back on the end of Raton.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Chats With 'The Boss'

Chris Christie has attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen concerts without meeting 'The Boss.' But last week, President Obama hooked up the Republican governor and the Democratic supporter.
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Sandy Likely To Affect New York Voter Turnout

On this Election Day, people in New York are casting their ballots even though many still don't have power — or even homes to return to. Some polling stations are struggling to get reliable power.
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Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!

On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it's the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what's not at the polls.
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The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.

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