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Election winner gets ... a mess

USA TODAY - ‎43 minutes ago‎
10:07PM EDT October 31. 2012 - WASHINGTON -- Confrontations abroad. A divided Congress at home. A budget stalemate on the horizon that threatens another recession.
Romney campaign tries to put Obama on defense by expanding electoral map
Romney clarifies stance on FEMA
How hurricane Sandy tests Obama, Romney - by Linda Feldmann
President Obama Signs New Hampshire Emergency Declaration
Sandy's a disaster, not a political opportunity
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Long road ahead for Sandy-battered areas despite signs of progress

NBCNews.com - ‎15 minutes ago‎
New in this version: New York City to waive transit fares through Friday. Updated at 10:36 p.m. ET: Residents of the Northeast eager to get out and about after Superstorm Sandy's rampage discovered Wednesday that they couldn't get very far.
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Supreme Court concerned about police dogs at the front door

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
All things considered, it was not a bad day at the Supreme Court for Aldo, a drug-hunting German shepherd from the Florida Panhandle.
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Apple Shake-Up Could End Real-World Images

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Whether they realize it or not, all of those who swipe a finger down from the top of the iPhone's screen to check for notifications are bearing witness to a big sore point within Apple.
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Where does the "Star Wars" franchise go from here?

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even before the jokes emerged about Mickey Mouse ears replacing Princess Leia's "cinnamon buns," fierce "Star Wars" fans had already begun speculating -- and worrying -- about the future of the beloved franchise, now that it's under the auspices of Disney.
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Syria fighting rages on last day of ineffectual cease-fire

Los Angeles Times - ‎Oct 29, 2012‎
Syria fighting rages on last day of ineffectual cease-fire. Government forces shell areas held by the opposition and a car bombing targets a suburb considered loyal to President Bashar Assad, reports say.
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British PM loses parliamentary vote on EU budget

Xinhua - ‎42 minutes ago‎
LONDON, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a major defeat in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday, after rebels in his Conservative party ganged up with the Labor opposition to demand a cut in the EU budget.
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Hoboken, NJ, Residents Wade in Flooded City

ABC News
1 hour ago
Written by
Lauren Effron
A man walks through flood waters in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S., on Oct. 30, 2012 after the Atlantic storm Sandy left a landscape of devastation across much of New Jersey, tearing apart seaside resort towns, ripping houses from foundations and littering the ...
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Long Island judicial races heat up

Newsday - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Photo credit: Jim Peppler | Judge's gavel arranged on his bench with the seal that includes the scales of justice on the wall in background.
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Girl says brother, 10, had planned to shoot dad

Fox News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Oct. 22, 2010: File photo, Jeff Hall holds a Neo Nazi flag while standing at Sycamore Highlands Park near his home in Riverside, Calif.
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Airlines focus on rebooking flights after super storm Sandy

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Airlines focus on rebooking flights after super storm Sandy. As calls pour in from travelers whose flights were canceled by the storm, airlines deploy extra workers to handle customer service.
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Asian shares retreat, China official PMI improves

Reuters - ‎54 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday as China's official manufacturing PMI, while confirming a trend toward recovering growth, lacked the punch to convince investors that the slowdown was bottoming out.
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Subway, Rails to Inch Back Into Service

Wall Street Journal - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By TED MANN and SUMATHI REDDY. New York City subway service will resume only partly Thursday morning, and residents braced for the prospect that the new day's commuting through the five boroughs and nearby suburbs would be even more grueling ...
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Facebook Investor Jim Breyer Sells $81M Of Facebook Stock

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Early Facebook investor Jim Breyer has sold $81 million worth of Facebook stock, according to a regulatory filing. Breyer, who is managing director at venture capital firm Accel Partners, sold 3,563,387 Class A Facebook shares at a weighted average price of ...
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New York struggles back 2 days after killer storm

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11.
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Romney fires up crowd at Metro Park, promises change for America

Florida Times-Union
20 minutes ago
Written by
Larry Hannan
Photos by Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking in Metropolitan Park Wednesday, told the crowd, "I don't just talk about change, I actually have a plan to execute change and make it happen.
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Little Girl Cries Over 'Bronco Bamma'

ABC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Sick of the elections yet? So is four-year-old Abigael Evans from Colorado. Her mother, Elizabeth Evans, 27, posted a Youtube video of her daughter saying that she is tired of "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.
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Virginia company tied to anti-Obama texts

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
Virginia company tied to anti-Obama texts. Share. Comments. text messaging. The company linked to sending unsolicited robotext messages may have found a gray area in FCC's rules.
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FCC on Sandy: Cell service likely to get ...

CNET - ‎Oct 30, 2012‎
Cellphone service in superstorm Sandy's path is likely to get worse before it gets better, the Federal Communications Commission said today.
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Defense Department drops exclusive contract for BlackBerry

CNET - ‎1 hour ago‎
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has been dealt another blow by the U.S. government. The U.S. Defense Department recently announced that it is opening its exclusive contract with the company to other device makers, including Apple and Google.
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Evan Rachel Wood & Jamie Bell: Married!

Just Jared - ‎1 hour ago‎
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have tied the knot, her rep confirms to JustJared.com! “Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell were married on October 30 in California,” her rep said in a statement.
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Dina Lohan's Neighborhood -- Ravaged By Hurricane Sandy

TMZ.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Karma's a windy, rainy bitch -- just two days after Lindsay Lohan tweeted a message minimizing Hurricane Sandy ... the tropical storm ripped through her mother's Long Island neighborhood, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
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Reality star Coco does live Hurricane Sandy report in low cut top

Fox News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Bless Ice-T's wife Nicole “Coco” Austin for trying to brave the Frankenstorm to do some live weather reporting in a low-cut top, The Post reports.
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Knicks-Nets opener postponed

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley talks about the postponement of the season opener between Knicks-Nets and the latest on Sunday's New York City Marathon and Steelers-Giants game.
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GIANTS NOTES: The parade, the three thousand-million dollar deal, and “Tiny ...

San Jose Mercury News (blog) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Wednesday's parade put a cherry on top of another strong season for the Giants front office, and for a day, the Giants were content to simply celebrate.
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Marathon Is Set to Go On, Stirring Debate

New York Times
3 hours ago
Written by
Mary Pilon
The race, the world's largest with a field of nearly 50,000 runners, is scheduled for Sunday morning - barely six days after Hurricane Sandy left parts of the city in ruins and crippled its transportation system.
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Royals' pickup of Santana is an OK start, but just OK

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nice, but not enough. Better, but not good. An improvement, but that&#x92;s a backhanded compliment.</p><p>Days after shaking Royals fans with awkwardly worded statements that <a href ...
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David West, Pacers prosper from Raptors meltdown

USA TODAY - ‎43 minutes ago‎
David West, Pacers prosper from Raptors meltdown. Game On! Adi Joseph, USA TODAY SportsShare. Comments. Jonas Valanciunas, Roy Hibbert.
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NASA Mars Rover: Martian Soil Similar to That Found Near Hawaii Volcano

Latinos Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Soil examined by NASA's Martian space rover Curiosity bears a strong resemblance to the soil found near one of Hawaii's most prominent volcanoes, NASA scientists say.
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Sandy Forces Media And Politicians To Talk About Climate Change

BuzzFeed - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Sandy Forces Media And Politicians To Talk About Climate Change. Chuck Todd said what few reporters, and fewer pols, have acknowledged: “It's called climate change, folks.
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Russian craft makes Halloween delivery to space station

NBCNews.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
A robotic Russian cargo spacecraft made a Halloween delivery to the International Space Station on Wednesday. The unmanned Progress 49 spacecraft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:41 a.m.
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Bellevue Hospital Evacuated After Backup Power Fails

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City's flagship public hospital and the premier trauma center in Manhattan, shut down Wednesday after fuel pumps for its backup power generators failed, and it worked into the night to evacuate the 300 patients left in its ...
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Meningitis outbreak toll: 377 illnesses, 28 deaths

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Associated Press. An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

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