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Flight delays due to Hurricane Sandy ripple across the globe

The worst of Storm Sandy isn’t expected to hit New York until this evening but it’s already disrupting travel across the country and even internationally. KPCC’s Sanden Totten joins us live from LAX.
President Obama cancelled his campaign plans because of the storm, he was expected to attend events with former President Bill Clinton in Florida and Ohio today. Instead, Mr. Clinton will appear with Vice President Biden.
Obama And Romney Square Off In First Presidential Debate In Denver
Two thirds of American voters say climate change is an important problem. But we have heard little about what Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would do about it.
Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy
While politicians are staying mostly mum on climate change, Hurricane Sandy has a lot of folks talking about the topic and wondering whether global warming is to blame for the imminent uber-storm.
redwood city Ana Tintocalis

Voters supportive of local measures for schools, but skeptical of statewide solutions

Next Tuesday, Californians will decide if they trust state government to spend their money wisely on public schools when they vote on two statewide tax initiatives, Props. 30 and 38.
Big Sky, Big Money

Kai Ryssdal and PBS look at the 'Big Money' of Super PACs

Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal teams up with PBS’s Frontline to investigate how independent groups are funneling millions of dollars into issue campaigns aimed at swaying elections.

Author David Maraniss on 'Barack Obama: The Story'

David Maraniss tells Barack Obama’s story

Props To You: Prop 36 seeks to ease three strikes law

California’s “three strikes law” is one of the toughest sentencing laws in the country. It puts habitual criminals away for 25-years-to-life sentences.

Support for three strikes laws waning as prison costs rise

California is one of 24 states to have some type of three strikes laws on the books. Ours is one of the toughest but some critics are arguing that the hard line stance might not be needed anymore.
U.S. Hispanic Population Grows 43 Percent In Last Decade
The U.S. Justice Department is now investigating claims that CVS pharmacies wrongly refilled prescriptions and charged insurance companies without the knowledge of customers. The practice may be widespread among pharmacies like Target, Walgreens and Rite Aid as well.
Hurricane Sandy has virtually shut down DC. Federal government offices, schools, the Metro - all closed. But you know where it's business as usual? The Supreme Court. This morning, the court heard oral arguments on government wiretapping of suspected terrorists and the case of a USC grad student accused of breaking copyright law.
World Series - San Francisco Giants v Detroit Tigers - Game 4

Baseball superfans reflect on the outcome of the World Series

The San Francisco Giants last night closed out the World Series in a spectacular way: A four-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers.

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