Stories for November 1, 2012
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This special focuses on the most important issues at stake in the 2012 election. It is a collaboration between NEED TO KNOW, PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE and WASHINGTON WEEK. The program will be anchored by Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NEWSHOUR, with reporting from Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Ray Suarez and Christina Bellantoni.
Lower Manhattan continues to slog through another day without electricity, and it's taking a toll on businesses that have been shuttered since the storm hit. No electricity means no lights, no credit card machines, no heating and no refrigerators to keep food fresh, so local shops and restaurants are waiting desperately for the power to turn back on.
Most of the attention heading into Election Day may be on the presidential race, but the stakes are also high in the battle for the U.S. Senate, where there are close contests in about a dozen states.
About 40 percent of new voters registered in San Diego County since February have been Latino, according registrar statistics.
Lower Manhattan continues to slog through another day without electricity, and it's taking a toll on businesses that have been shuttered since the storm hit. No electricity means no lights, no credit card machines, no heating, and no refrigerators to keep food fresh, so local shops and restaurants are waiting desperately for the power to turn back on.
Amid the devastation caused by Sandy, there are signs the superstorm might have blown a fresh breeze into the nation's politics. Suddenly, everyone's talking about something that seemed impossible just days before -- bipartisanship.
Residents of Moonachie and Little Ferry, N.J., are beginning to clear the damage after their communities were inundated by floodwaters. The flooding occurred when a system of levees and berms was unable to control the storm surge pushed ashore by Superstorm Sandy.
NPR's Margot Adler is covering the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York.
After more than 50 years of service, the nation's oldest warship has just wrapped up its final deployment. The U.S. Navy put together a time-lapse video (complete with jazzy music) of the USS Enterprise pulling into Naval Station Mayport, Florida during her final port visit as a tribute to the Big E.
For the first time in the school's 181-year history, the University of Alabama has named a woman to be its permanent president.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy wrapped up a post Hurricane Sandy news briefing earlier this week by talking about sewage discharges into Long Island Sound. "Suffice to say in the immediate time being, no one should eat the clams or oysters," he said.
Just five days before Election Day, President Obama returned to the campaign trail after spending several days preoccupied with overseeing the federal response to the devastation in the Northeast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
"After Sandy, Wired New Yorkers Get Reconnected With Pay Phones: Coin-Eating Retro Devices Baffle Some, Frustrate Many; Moment Merits a Tweet."
Will the United States ever elect a woman president?
NPR's librarians are helping us keep track of two sobering statistics about Superstorm Sandy:
Arkansas voters are about to make history, one way or another.
Sugar skulls, tamales, and a spirit's favorite spirits -- These are things you might find on the altar in cemeteries all over Mexico and nearby places where families go to picnic and celebrate the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, on Nov. 1 and 2.
California's undecided voters will determine the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative as the latest public opinion survey shows support slipping below the majority needed for passage.
Blue Shield of California says it will refund $50 million to consumers before the end of December.
Life is no where near back to normal in New Jersey, New York City and surrounding areas that were punched hard by Superstorm Sandy, and it won't be for days if not weeks.