1:45pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Sandy: Voices From A FEMA Line In Coney Island

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 2:46 pm

Evangean Pugh, far right, talks on a phone as she waits in line to apply for recovery assistance at a FEMA processing center in Coney Island, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Bebeto Matthews AP

NPR's Zoe Chace made her way to Coney Island in Brooklyn this afternoon. There she found residents making line at a FEMA processing center.

Zoe spoke to DeQuan Franklin and Roberta Johnson, who wanted to apply for emergency relief. They said in all their time living in New York they've never seen anything like this. Franklin says he's had to walk 20 minutes to find an open store. He said she had to walk almost 70 blocks to find a laundromat.

"The neighborhood doesn't look nothing like it did a few days ago," DeQuan said.

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1:41pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Coming Soon To India: Playboy Bunnies

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 2:47 am

Indian actress Sherlyn Chopra, the first Indian woman to pose nude for Playboy, appears at a press event in Mumbai in July. Playboy magazine is banned in India, but Playboy bunnies will make a demure debut when the first Playboy club opens next month.
AFP/Getty Images

The Playboy bunny is coming to India — even though the magazine is still banned.

India, like many other conservative countries, has not permitted Playboy to appear on newsstands. But the brand still plans to come to India in a big way.

Over the next 10 years, around 120 Playboy venues are expected to open across India, including bars, clubs, fashion cafes and stores. The first Playboy club will open next month in the holiday destination of Goa.

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1:32pm

Fri November 2, 2012
It's All Politics

What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 2:46 pm

People cast their ballots at an early-voting center in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

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.

Does it mean that the vote count could drag on for days, or even weeks, as it did in 2000?

Lawyers for the campaigns, the political parties and state election offices are preparing for the possibility.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could very well be the man in the middle of any election night storm. By all accounts, the vote in his crucial battleground state will be extremely close.

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12:57pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Politics

Web Exclusive: Meet the City Council candidates for Oakland's District One

Credit Courtesy of amylemleyforoakland.com

Reporter Charlie Mintz recently reported on the City Council race in Oakland's District One.  Now you can hear extended interviews with all the candidates he spoke with.

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12:40pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

World Anti-Doping Agency Won't Appeal Armstrong Sanctions

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 12:43 pm

Lance Armstrong, in the leader's yellow jersey, during the 2001 Tour de France.
Patrick Kovarik AFP/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday that it won't fight the sanctions imposed against American cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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12:40pm

Fri November 2, 2012
Economy

Sandy, Election Could Skew Future Jobs Reports

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 4:20 pm

Workers clean up debris left by Superstorm Sandy in Long Beach Island, N.J., on Wednesday. The storm may lead to layoffs as business losses mount, but also could result in hiring related to rebuilding.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Each month, the Labor Department issues an employment report. On Friday, that report showed job creation rose in October — and it revealed something more.

With its latest unemployment assessment, the government in effect took a BEFORE snapshot of the U.S. economy. It collected all of the data before Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast and before the election outcome could be known. Each of those two events has the potential to change the AFTER outlook.

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11:29am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Salt

Christmas Comes Early For Denmark's Beer Drinkers

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 12:40 pm

J-Day, the first Friday in November, marks the release of Denmark's Christmas beer, Tuborg's Julebryg. It's practically a national holiday as the beer is promoted tonight in bars throughout the country.
Tuborg

11:19am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Sandy: Remembering Those Who Died

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 8:22 am

Water continues to flood a neighborhood on Thursday in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City.
John Moore Getty Images

As New Jersey and New York continue to pick the pieces in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the death toll has slowly crept up to 97.

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11:10am

Fri November 2, 2012
Monkey See

The New York City Marathon Is Not Post-Sept. 11 Baseball, And More Reasons To Cancel

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 11:14 am

This image, from the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, shows the aftermath of the runners' passage.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

I'd almost forgotten about the NYC Marathon, thanks to Sandy, and when I did remember that this is "Marathon Weekend," I just assumed it would get cancelled.

As of this writing, the ING New York City Marathon is not cancelled. But it should be. Immediately.

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11:08am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Alan Murray Of 'The Wall Street Journal' Named Pew Research Center's President

Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, at The Wall Street Journal, is taking the post of president at the Pew Research Center.

He's succeeding a man who would certainly be familiar to many NPR listeners and to those who like to pore over polls. Andrew Kohut, who has been the center's president since its founding in 2004, will "stay on as founding director and continue to provide counsel on political polling and global attitudes research," the organization announced today.

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