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5:35 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Open For Business In Atlantic City, Despite Storm

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 11:08 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

In August last year, as Hurricane Irene threatened the East Coast, New Jersey's governor issued an evacuation order for Atlantic City. And WEEKEND EDITION was introduced to one restaurant owner who wasn't having any of it.

JOHN EXADAKTILOS: Choppy seas, little wind, little hazy. This is a bull (bleep) storm. Nothing's going to happen.

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U.S.
5:35 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Fighting For Fuel: Lack Of Calm After The Storm

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 11:08 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

New York and New Jersey are starting to recover from Superstorm Sandy, but life is still far from normal across much of the region. Even though the lights are back on in Manhattan, about a million people in the Northeast are still without power and long lines for gasoline are the norm.

NPR's Joel Rose has more.

JOEL ROSE, BYLINE: In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged patience and assured New Yorkers that more gas is coming soon.

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Presidential Race
5:35 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Focus In Iowa Turns To Those Who Might Not Vote

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 11:08 am

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SARAH MCCAMMON, BYLINE: And I'm Sarah McCammon in Des Moines, where Republicans are fighting hard to get out the vote for Mitt Romney.

NATALIE LIEDMAN: Hi, Darlene. This is Natalie from the Republican Party. And I was just wondering if Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republican ticket can count on your support in this November's election?

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Sports
5:35 am
Sun November 4, 2012

In The Face Of Disaster, Sports Don't Always Unite

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 11:08 am

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. More than 40,000 people were supposed to run through the streets of New York City today in that city's famed marathon. But the race was canceled Friday in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had all week insisted that the marathon would go on. But he eventually relented, saying the issue and the outcry had become too divisive. NPR's Mike Pesca joins me now to talk more about this. Hey, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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Middle East
5:35 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Copts In Egypt Select New Pope

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 11:08 am

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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has a new pope. The selection and announcement was made today. It is a major event for the Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million population. Reporter Merrit Kennedy is in Cairo and she sent this report.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHANTING)

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