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November 1, 2012

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1. NEW YORK CITY'S SUBWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK

Limited subway service resumed this morning, but not in lower Manhattan, where the power remains out.

2. WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD FOR THE JERSEY SHORE

The storm's devastation leaves a blank canvas to redevelop prized vacation towns, but some caution that extreme weather patterns should affect decisions on how — and whether — to rebuild.

3. ECONOMIC DATA LIKELY TO BE TALKED ABOUT ON THE STUMP

At 8:30 a.m., the government reports on the number of people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits last week.

4. AFTER SANDY, OBAMA RETURNS TO THE TRAIL

The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Romney locked in a tight contest and both campaigns predicting victory.

5. WHERE RYAN MAY GO FROM HERE

Professor Ryan? Lobbyist Ryan? Maybe back to plain-old Congressman Ryan — or future President Ryan? If Paul Ryan loses his bid to become vice president, he is still a man with options.

6. THE US ROLE IN SHAPING THE SYRIAN OPPOSITION

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the White House is suggesting people and groups to play key roles in the rebel leadership.

7. WHO AMERICANS THINK CAN END POLITICAL GRIDLOCK

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that more voters trust Romney to break the stalemate in Washington.

8. "INFO LADIES" DELIVER THE WEB TO BANGLADESHIS

They come by bicycle to deliver laptops and Internet connections to remote villages, a vital service where only 5 million of 152 million people are online.

9. WHEN A MILITARY TRADITION TURNS INTO A BRAWL

An Air Force Academy ritual of freshmen throwing upperclassmen into the snow results in a fight with 27 cadets injured.

10. GIANTS FANS GET A HALLOWEEN TREAT

Tens of thousands of fans don the team's holiday-appropriate orange and black colors to congratulate the World Series champs in a parade.

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