Stories for November 2, 2012
With the arrival of the last weekend before Election Day, it's crunchtime for President Obama and Mitt Romney.
India’s Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy, provides impoverished rural women with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea, a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four, is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot’s solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia in learning concrete skills to change their communities.
Residents and elected officials in South Texas continue to protest a fatal shooting of two undocumented immigrants from a Department of Public Safety helicopter.
With Election Day just days away, get-out-the-vote efforts in California will kick into high gear this weekend.
"Junk in the Trunk 2" features never-before-seen appraisals from ROADSHOW's Season 16 tour. Travel with ROADSHOW through El Paso, Atlanta, Minneapolis and more to enjoy new appraisals such as a Missouri Regiment Colt Pistol worth more than $22,000, sapphire and diamonds from Tiffany, and Dr. Seuss' signature.
The Secretary of State's final registration report before Tuesday's election shows a record 18,245,000 Californians are now registered to vote.
One lasting image of Superstorm Sandy will be very sick patients being evacuated from flooded hospitals. But less visible are thousands of patients who rely on visiting nurses and home health aides for care ranging from bathing and feeding to oxygen and ventilators.
Have you heard the story that's swept the liberal blogosphere in recent days about how Mitt Romney's son, Tagg, is going to steal the election for his dad?
After discovering that the Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote, political humorist Mo Rocca sets out on an irreverent road trip to see how voting works in America. Rocca — a correspondent for CBS SUNDAY MORNING and a panelist on NPR’s WAIT, WAIT ... DON'T TELL ME! — heads to Indiana, home to some of the strictest election laws in the country, and meets one Republican and one Democrat who take him inside their efforts to get out every vote.
Much of the worst damage from Superstorm Sandy happened in New York's less touristy outer boroughs.
In the fifth episode, as 165 Eaton Place prepares for the annual servants’ ball, Mr. Pritchard enjoys a romance with fellow servant Miss Whisset and starts to wonder if there’s more to life than service. With war looming, Harry has a proposition for Beryl; however, a shocking revelation threatens to thwart their plans. Meanwhile, as Lady Persie and Sir Hallam continue their affair, Sir Hallam is about to discover just how destructive his actions have been.
Election Day could be a long one in California because so many statewide contests appear to be very close. Elections officials say with so many vote-by-mail ballots it could turn into “Election Month”.
Mario Veas spent Monday night hunkered down with his family. But he has been running ever since.
Many years ago, in the early days of public television, there was a man known to kids simply as Mister Rogers. For over 30 years, Mister Rogers would start his show by entering a living room, wearing a suit jacket. He’d walk to the closet and switch it out for a cardigan sweater, all the while singing, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
The presidential race is expected to be extremely close, and that has a lot of people nervous about what it will mean for election night.
"Cruel And Unusual" investigates the repercussions of California’s Three Strikes Law and its impact on the criminal justice system and society. The film comprehensively explains the origins, evolution and meaning of the law, presenting all sides of the argument. Prominent prosecutors, defense attorneys, criminologists and civil rights advocates weigh in on the political, economic and social consequences of the law.
Each month, the Labor Department issues an employment report. On Friday, that report showed job creation rose in October -- and it revealed something more.
Across the region around New York City and northern New Jersey today, "motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other" as post-Sandy shortages continued, The Associated Press reports.
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If you need an MRI of your knee in Colorado, the price varies -- a lot.
Superstorm Sandy, the October Surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-election podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states as well as a forecast for control of the House and Senate in advance of Tuesday's voting.
There's word from The Associated Press that the Coast Guard "has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy."
CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday, as they laid out a detailed timeline of the CIA's immediate response to the attack from its annex less than a mile from the diplomatic mission.
Firefighters say the fall time changes is the time to put fresh batteries in home smoke alarms.
State-mandated segregation is a thing of the past in Alabama, but the state's antiquated 1901 constitution paints a different picture. On Tuesday, Alabama voters will decide whether to strip language from the state's governing document that calls for poll taxes and separate schools for "white and colored".
The produce aisle may not yet be restocked at the Stop & Shop in Toms River, N.J., and other perishables may still be hard to come by. But rest assured, the local pizza joint is hopping.
The fury of the great storm Sandy shocked a lot of people, like John Miksad, vice president of the New York electric utility Consolidated Edison. "We hit 14-foot tides -- that was the biggest surprise," he told a press conference this week. "The water just kept rising and rising and rising."