7:18am

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

In New York City, More Signs Of Normal As Schools Reopen After Sandy

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:28 am

Commuters disembark the Staten Island Ferry one week after Superstorm Sandy crashed into the metropolitan area.
John Minchillo AP

Some schools don't have heat. Others are serving their students shelf-safe milk.

But today, most of New York City's 1,700 schools reopened for the first time since Sandy devastated the northeast. NPR's Margot Adler has been working her way through Manhattan. She visited PS-41 in Greenwich Village and reports everything was great. But then, as she walked west on Houston St. all the way to East River, she stopped by Bard High School Early College.

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6:39am

Mon November 5, 2012
Shots - Health News

What We Wanted To Tell You About Mumps But Couldn't

Each dot represents one case of mumps between late June 2009 and late June 2010.
The New England Journal of Medicine

Last week, we wrote about an outbreak of mumps within several Orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City.

We told you how the outbreak spread so rapidly in 2009 that public health officials tried something that hadn't been done before. Doctors gave uninfected children who'd already been immunized a third booster shot of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine. Two doses is the usual regimen.

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6:08am

Mon November 5, 2012
Political Junkie

What To Look For On Election Day: The Battle For The White House & Congress

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 5:02 am

A voter reads her ballot as she prepares to cast her vote during the last day of early voting in Miami on Nov. 3.
Alan Diaz AP

Tuesday, as those who follow politics probably know, is Election Day. The battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been contentious, expensive, personal, illuminating, ugly, frustrating, petty, enlightening and, above all, long. And it is expected to be close.

This week's Political Junkie column is an attempt to guide you to what's at stake on Tuesday, both in the contest for the White House as well as the 33 Senate and 435 House seats on the ballot.

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5:54am

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Chaos And A Bomb Scare Mar Early Voting In Florida

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 10:51 am

Kendall, Florida, resident, Diane, right, demands access to early voting. Hundreds stood in line at the Miami-Dade Elections Department to vote early.
Miami Herald MCT via Getty Images

Let's hope what happened in Florida over the weekend is not a prelude to Election Day.

Just take what happened at a polling place in Miami-Dade County in South Florida: After early voting on Saturday was plagued by long lines — some voters waited up to six hours — officials decided to allow voters in one location to request and turn in absentee ballots.

Shortly after that polling place opened, it was shut down on directions from Republican Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

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5:42am

Mon November 5, 2012
KALW Almanac

Monday November 5, 2012

Guy Fawkes Day / Bonfire Night (highlighted story below)
  • 310th Day of 2012 / 56 Remaining
  • 46 Days Until The First Day of Winter
  • Sunrise:6:40
  • Sunset:5:07
  • 10 Hours 27 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise: 10:49pm
  • Moon Set:12:03pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 62 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • November 28 @ 6:47 am
  • Full Beaver Moon
  • Full Frosts Moon

For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps

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5:02am

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

After A Long Campaign Season, A Blitz Through The Battleground

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 8:12 am

President Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, on Nov.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

It's almost over. We're just hours from Election Day 2012, which means President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney are blitzing the battleground states in the final day of campaigning.

Here's ABC News with the schedule:

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4:34am

Mon November 5, 2012
Around the Nation

Ex-Flint Mayor Displays His Own Statue

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:07 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:28am

Mon November 5, 2012
Animals

Monarch Butterfly Sleeps Through Migration

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 10:39 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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3:48am

Mon November 5, 2012
Business

'Wreck It Ralph' Posts Great Opening Day Numbers

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:07 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: Hurricane Ralph.

The movie "Wreck-It Ralph," opened to the largest weekend ever for an animated Disney film, bringing in almost $50 million.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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1:49am

Mon November 5, 2012
Business

Austerity Measures, Euro Troubles Hit Britain's Economy

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:07 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The U.S. economy has been slowly recovering, but economists warn it could plunge back into recession if Congress does not take action to avoid what's become known as the fiscal cliff.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

That is the name that some clever communications specialist gave to the combination of expiring tax cuts - in other words, tax increases - and broad, mandatory spending cuts aimed at reducing the deficit. The two are set to go into effect at the end of the year.

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