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Stranded In Hawaii By Sandy, Travelers Wait

Oct 31, 2012

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Some milestone moments in journalism converged 60 years ago on election night in the run between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democratic Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson. It was the first coast-to-coast television broadcast of a presidential election. Walter Cronkite anchored his first election night broadcast for CBS.

And it was the first time computers were brought in to help predict the outcome. That event in 1952 helped usher in the computer age, but it wasn't exactly love at first sight.

The 'Electronic Brain'

You can already hear all the likely jokes at the Supreme Court, about the justices going to the dogs. But the issue being argued Wednesday is deadly serious: whether police can take a trained drug-detection dog up to a house to smell for drugs inside, and if the dog alerts, use that to justify a search of the home.

In the case before the court, the four-legged cop was named Franky, and as a result of his nose, his human police partner charged Joelis Jardines with trafficking in more than 25 pounds of marijuana.

President Obama offered thoughts and prayers Tuesday for all those who have been affected by Sandy. He also offered something more tangible: the full resources of the federal government.

"The most important message I have for them is that America's with you," he said. "We are standing behind you, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet."

For Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for that kind of help. Republicans put more faith in local government, and even voluntary efforts.

Jacques Barzun, the esteemed cultural historian, lived 104 years and wrote a multitude of words about the most important issues in society, but when he died last week, his one quote that was invariably cited was a pithy one that he wrote back in 1954: "Whoever wishes to know the heart and soul of America had better learn baseball."

Never mind that that is no longer even remotely true.

Fire Destroys Homes In Queens Neighborhood

Oct 30, 2012

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Large Parts Of Manhattan Underwater

Oct 30, 2012

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Bakery Opens For Business In Atlantic City

Oct 30, 2012

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And Super Storm Sandy caused massive flooding in Atlantic City, New Jersey, leaving much of it under water. We reached Frank Formica, he owns and runs the bakery and café his grandfather founded, Formica Brothers, in Atlantic City. Good morning.

Sandy Brings Blizzard Conditions To W.Va.

Oct 30, 2012

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You can barely listen to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney make a speech or give an interview without hearing some variation of this vow:

"On Day 1 of my administration, I'll direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to grant a waiver from Obamacare to all 50 states. And then I'll go about getting it repealed," he told Newsmax TV in September 2011.

East Coast Reeling After Hurricane Sandy

Oct 30, 2012

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Riding Out The Storm On A Sailboat

Oct 30, 2012

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And let's get another glimpse, as we are all morning, of New York City in the aftermath of what was Hurricane Sandy. We saw, overnight, dramatic video of around 50 homes burning in Queens. There was massive flooding in lower Manhattan.

Superstorm's Toll Could Reach $20 Billion

Oct 30, 2012

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NPR's business news starts with a preliminary price tag for Sandy.

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. The arrival of Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented, but not quite as unprecedented as it seemed on the Internet. Countless doctored images spread more swiftly than the storm.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning.

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As Coasts Flood, Inland Areas See Blizzards

Oct 30, 2012

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And I'm Renee Montagne.

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