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Crews Work To Restore Power, And Explain The Delay

Five days after Superstorm Sandy, crews in New Jersey are still working 14-hour days to restore power. Part of the job is cleaning each individual wire, and part is explaining what took so long to get the lights back on.
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How Secure are Electronic Voting Machines?

Election Day 2012 is just around the corner, and many Americans will be casting their ballots on electronic voting machines. But how reliable are these devices? Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech, discusses the technologies at your polling station.
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Why Some Spread Misinformation In Disasters

Superstorm Sandy turned out the lights along the Eastern Seaboard, but Twitter was ablaze with comments. Host Michel Martin looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media during Sandy, including intentional hoaxes. She speaks with Rey Junco of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why some users spread misinformation.
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Pay Phones Are Suddenly Important Again Because Of Sandy

As some New Yorkers try to stay connected with others, they've had to search for pay phones because their cellphones have run out of juice. Question: When was the last time you sued a pay phone?

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