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Want To Be Rich? Be Lucky, Know The Right People

Class, wealth and personal responsibility have dominated much of the national conversation throughout the presidential election. In the first of a three-part series, All Things Considered asks several wealthy Americans with very different perspectives how they account for their own economic prosperity.

Despite Hurricane, Justices Hear Surveillance Case

The rest of the government was shut down, but the Supreme Court justices were in court Monday to consider a challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. At issue was whether the case could be brought at all.

Risks Rise With Hurricane Sandy's Surge

The storm is expected to cause dangerous flooding as it pushes a wall of water into shallow coastal bays and inlets along the East Coast. "It's like putting a fan on a plate full of water," one hurricane expert says.

Supreme Court Soldiers On, Despite Sandy

While the rest of the federal government shut down Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court was open for business as usual — at least long enough to hear two cases argued. It is hardly the first time that the high court was the macho guy in town, staying open when the rest of the government was closed.

Obama And Romney Respond To Sandy With Election (And Katrina) In Mind

At a time when both presidential campaigns would typically be hitting all the swing states, some were off limits owing to Hurricane Sandy. Still, with only a week left before the election, the campaigns both had to find ways to continue their efforts while heeding Hurricane Katrina's lessons.

Pumps And Polls: Why Americans Wait In Lines

You don't need the threat of a menacing storm like Hurricane Sandy to get folks in line. Look around — we line up to dance and dine, to buy tickets and the newest iPhone, and for the opportunity to cast an early ballot.