Election Coverage
1:22 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Electoral College Map 1964 to 2008

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Follow The Back Channel and see what people are really talking about as we vote and count the votes during the 2012 general election. By the people, for the people. The Federal Register just released a fun new interactive on their web site! You can use the slide rule to look at maps of how the Electoral College voted from 1964 to 2008. 

It's All Politics
12:48 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting Issues: Long Lines In Florida, Confusion In New Jersey

Voters line up to cast a ballot in Crawfordville, Fla.
Mark Wallheiser Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 4:18 pm

As the voting day has progressed, we've seen some reports of irregularities.. Throughout the day, we'll be surveying our reporters and other news organizations and keep track of significant irregularities in this post.

So far, the big problem has been long lines. Some voters have had to wait hours in line to cast their ballot in battleground states like Florida and Virginia and those affected by Superstorm Sandy like New York.

We'll start with Florida:

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The Salt
12:41 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Ready-To-Eat Meals Feed Thousands In Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

A young woman helps bag ready-to-eat meals for distribution to the residents of the Lower East Side who remain without power due to Superstorm Sandy on Friday.
John Minchillo AP

When we think of ready-to-eat meals, we usually think of those packets of nutrient-dense soldiers' rations, like the Army sandwich that stays fresh for two years. These pouches of food are typically deployed in the field, and are consequently designed to withstand the abuses of temperature and time that would destroy fresh fare.

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News
12:21 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

SUV Crash Kills Driver

Columbus Police say the driver of an SUV was killed and three passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries when the vehicle crashed through an East Side duplex last night.

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Election Coverage
12:20 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Long Lines At Some Polls This Morning

State elections officials say so far, there are no problems with voting today.

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Election 2012
12:18 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

In Nev., Unpredictable Polling, Lots Of Independents

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 1:16 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here we are on election morning, and in the swing state of Nevada, most of the work is already done. Most of the ballots were cast in early voting. Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston has been keeping close track of the tallies. He's on the line.

Welcome to the program, sir.

JON RALSTON: Hi, Steve.

INSKEEP: So, in recent days, what have you been seeing?

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Election Coverage
12:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Utility Workers May Miss Voting

Some utility workers dispatched to help repair communities damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy may miss their chance to vote.

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News
11:59 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Settlement Of Exotic Animals Suit?

An attorney for owners who are suing over Ohio's new law regulating exotic animals says they've reached an agreement with state officials.

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News
11:57 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Woman Must Wear Sign As Punishment

A Cleveland woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Shots - Health News
11:50 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Why The Heart Doctor Might Give Your Hairline The Once-Over

This gentleman may want to have a chat with his cardiologist.
Bill Losh Getty Creative Images

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 5:15 pm

Whether you're fighting to hold onto your youth or wear your age proudly, visible signs of aging are pretty much inevitable. But if you're looking particularly ragged before your time, researchers say it could be a reason to check with a cardiologist.

A 35-year study involving 11,000 people in Denmark suggests that the presence of several telltale signs of aging, like baldness and receding hairline, may flag a person's risk for a heart attack or heart disease.

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