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November 6, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. FOCUS SHIFTS TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY

Obama and Romney yield center stage to Americans after a campaign that packed suspense to the end.

2. WHAT TO WATCH ON ELECTION NIGHT HOUR BY HOUR

Tuesday could be a long night as the razor-close race comes to a close.

3. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

4. HOW NY AND NJ ARE HELPING DISPLACED RESIDENTS VOTE

Provisional ballots, "authorized messengers" carrying mail-in votes, and shuttle buses are among the ways the two states are using to make sure those in Sandy-affected areas participate.

5. CONGRESS LIKELY TO FRUSTRATE ELECTED PRESIDENT

The new legislature will continue to be a headache for the winner of the White House.

6. WHY PUTIN FIRED HIS DEFENSE CHIEF

A criminal investigation into alleged fraud in selling-off military assets pushed the Russian president to sack his minister.

7. AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

The U.S. distributor of Japanese cars plans to focus on selling motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles after restructuring.

8. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario — violent infighting among Syria's opposition groups.

9. WHAT OUR MOVIE CRITIC THINKS OF THE LATEST BOND FILM

Half a century into the franchise, "Skyfall" is easily one of the best 007 movies yet.

10. SAINTS MORE HOPEFUL AFTER KNOCKING OFF REELING EAGLES

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes for rising New Orleans, while Michael Vick was sacked seven times for down, and nearly out, Philadelphia.

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  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

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  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

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    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

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    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

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  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

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  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

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