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Cars are blurred as they pass by a darkened Flatiron Building in a section of Manhattan still in a blackout following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. The storm has claimed at least 40 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cars are blurred as they pass by a darkened Flatiron Building in a section of Manhattan still in a blackout following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. The storm has claimed at least 40 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a ‘major disaster’ for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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1. SAFETY TOPS LIST OF CONCERNS IN DARKENED NEW YORK
Used to a life powered by the 24-hour deli, New Yorkers are grappling with security in streets and apartments without power.

2. HOW CON ED’S PLANNING BIG WAS NOT BIG ENOUGH
New York’s electricity provider fell victim to a plethora of circumstances that led to massive power loss in Sandy’s wake.

3. OBAMA AND ROMNEY TREAD CAREFULLY IN STORM’S WAKE
The President visits victims of Sandy in N.J. while his challenger plans three full-blown campaign events.

4. WHO THE MOST GENEROUS DONORS ARE
The AP examined over 3.9 million campaign contributions to determine who gave the most money this season.

5. CHINESE GOVERNMENT THINK TANK URGES END TO ONE-CHILD POLICY
In a daring move, a research center calls on Beijing to scrap birth limits by 2020.

6. SOUTH DAKOTA EXECUTES SECOND CONVICT IN A MONTH
A murderer and rapist gets lethal injection as the mother of his 9-year-old victim watches.

7. WHY THE FORCE IS WITH DISNEY
The entertainment conglomerate is buying Lucasfilm Ltd., creators of “Star Wars,” and it says that it’ll keep the sci-fi movie franchise alive.

8. WIND POWER PITS INDIANS AGAINST MULTINATIONALS IN MEXICO
Indigenous residents of one of the windiest spots in the world are fighting wind farms which are expanding fast in their areas.

9. JOURNALISTS’ STRIKE IS BAD NEWS FOR GREECE
Broadcasts go off air and newspapers will not be published in Athens as journalists protest austerity measures.

10. THE NBA IS UP AND RUNNING
Champion Heat get rings and win over Celtics, while Lakers’ new stars flop in loss to Mavericks on opening night.

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